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21 McBride, Ian. THE SIEGE OF DERRY IN ULSTER PROTESTANT MYTHOLOGY.
Dublin Four Courts Press 1997 1851822992 / 9781851822997 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
93 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). "The Siege of Derry (1688-9) is the key political myth in Loyalist culture. This study looks at the Siege, reconstructing the ways in which the defence of Derry has been commemorated and interpreted over the last 300 years. Celebrated by historians, artists, poets and preachers, re-enacted in anniversary demonstrations and parades, the Siege provides a unique insight into the mixture of triumphalism and insecurity that lies behind the slogan 'No Surrender!'. The story of the Siege embodies in dramatic form the series of timeless lessons regarding the relationship between Ulster Protestants and their ancestral enemies, and the book shows how each generation has emphasised or suppressed different components according to its ideological needs. At various times the emblematic events of 1688-9 have been represented as a providential deliverance from popery, the restoration of the ancient constitution, a blow struck for the rights of man, and the original act of loyalist rebellion. The memory of the Siege has been a source of discord as well as an agent of union, exposing tensions between Liberals and Conservatives, Anglicans and Presbyterians, the social elite and the common people. A fuller understanding of its role in the Loyalist imagination affirms the complexity and diversity of the Protestant tradition." Previous owner's small stamp on front paste down, small bump to bottom corner of a pprox. page 60 to end of book, tiny bump to top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny closed tear on front hinge, light rubbing - faint rub lines on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FIRST IMPRESSIONS., Metcalf, John, introduction.  (Martin Avery, Isabel Huggan, Mike Mason.)  Dust jacket illustration by George Hawken.
22 Metcalf, John, introduction. (Martin Avery, Isabel Huggan, Mike Mason.) Dust jacket illustration by George Hawken. FIRST IMPRESSIONS.
Oberon Press, n.p., 1980. 
142 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0887503683 "....designed for writers who need and deserve fuller exposure than is possible in 'Best Canadian Stories'. In this first volume....we're introducing three writers of singular cha racter and promise: Martin Avery, who is experimenting in an unobtrusive way with new fictional perspectives, Isabel Huggan, who will remind readers of the early Alice Munro, and Mike Mason, two of whose strong lyrical pieces have already a p p e a r e d in 'Best Canadian Stories'." Two very tiny dints on first two pages, a few very small light liquid marks on top and fore-edge of textblock, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, very small ghos t st ic ke r ma rk a n d small soiling mark on rear panel, very small water mark on spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS OF MARSHALL MCLUHAN., Molinaro, Matie; McLuhan, Corinne; Toye, William - Editors.  (Marshall McLuhan)
23 Molinaro, Matie; McLuhan, Corinne; Toye, William - Editors. (Marshall McLuhan) LETTERS OF MARSHALL MCLUHAN.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1987 0195405943 / 9780195405941 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
562 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Marshall McLuahn (1911-1980) became one of the most famous men of the sixties and seventies and the involuntary founder of an unofficial cult. His reputation as a communications theorist was established by two of many books. 'The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man' (1962) explains how society and human psychology were changed when pre-literate oral culture was supplanted with the invention of the phonetic alphabet and a manuscript culture gave way to the Gutenberg era of movable type, the printing press, and mass-produced books. 'Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man' (1964), McLuhan's most widely read book, explores the electronic age and its effects on individuals and society. The letters in this collection - which in the early years provide a fascinating background to McLuhan's life and intellectual growth - are filled with discussions of ideas that altered people's understanding of many aspects of the electronic age they lived in. They reveal not only the amiability of a man who earned the friendship and respect of many outstanding people of his day, but also his staggering knowledge of the literature of the great writers and thinkers of the past and present, which inspired him to achieve his penetrating insights into his age and to become its most renowned interpreter. Collectively they furnish a readable and comprehensible gloss on the ideas that made McLuhan's name. His correspondents - distinguished scholars and colleagues, celebrated politicians, famous journalists, and stars of popular culture - range from Woody Allen to Tom Wolfe. The letters are organized in three sections, each with a period introduction: 1931-1936 takes McLuhan through the University of Manitoba and Cambridge University. 1936-1946 covers one year's teaching at the University of Wisconsin; two years at Saint Louis University; one year, with his bride, at Cambridge for work on his Ph.D.; four more years at Saint Louis; and two at Assumption College, Windsor, Ontario. This period includes many letters to Wyndham Lewis. The last section begins in 1946, when McLuhan joined the staff of St Michael's College, University of Toronto. (Two years later he began a long correspondence with Ezra Pound.) Covering the period of McLuhan's fame, it ends in September 1979 with a letter to Pierre Elliott Trudeau, written shortly before McLuhan suffered a stroke that rendered him speechless. This rich and varied collection of over 450 letters, by a man whose thought exerted a singular influence throughout the western world, is an important contribution to the cultural history of the twentieth century." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
CHAMPAGNE NAVY:  CANADA'S SMALL BOAT RAIDERS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Nolan, Brian and Street, Brian Jeffrey.
24 Nolan, Brian and Street, Brian Jeffrey. CHAMPAGNE NAVY: CANADA'S SMALL BOAT RAIDERS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Random House 1991 0394221419 / 9780394221410 Soft Cover Very Good 
260 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w photographs. "Through meticulous research and interviews with men that served with Coastal Forces, Nolan and Street tell a story of young men with a flair for attack, living charmed lives both at sea and on land. They were legends, snubbing all authority but risking their lives constantly. Victory in battle was almost always achieved by stealth, deception, and a strict adherence to a primal instinct of survival. Their nightly sorties against the enemy's Schellboote brought them face-to-face with the world's deadliest navy." Interior - tiny light stain on inside of front cover and on opposite page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - spine is very slightly cocked and has a few light creases. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OLD & RARE:  THIRTY YEARS IN THE BOOK BUSINESS., Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B.
25 Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B. OLD & RARE: THIRTY YEARS IN THE BOOK BUSINESS.
New York Abner Schram 1974 0839001304 / 9780839001300 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
234 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The scholar-partners of the firm of Leona Rostenberg - Rare Books have produced a lively, informative memoir of their years in the rare book trade. From the Renaissance archives of Strasbourg on the verge of Nazi occupation, to a refugee-bookseller's Manhattan office, to an old house in the Bronx, the authors trace the engrossing and sometimes hilarious story of the founding of the business and partnership that were to bring them lasting and fruitful associations with booksellers, librarians and collectors throughout the world." Slight lean to spine, slight fading to bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear with a tiny chip at top of rear flap-fold, light wrinkling at top of spine and top of rear flap/flap-fold, one tiny edge tear with crease and a tear at bottom of rear hinge - archivally taped, light rubbing, light browning at top inside edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF THE MIDDLE EAST., Shiloh, Ailon, ed.  Foreword by Carleton S. Coon.  (Hamed Ammar, Gabriel Baer, Fredrik Barth, Morroe Berger, H.R.P. Dickson, Anne H. Fuller, John Gulick, Anne K.S. Lambton, Daniel Lerner, Bernard Lewis, George A. Lipsky, Mahmut Makal, et al.)
26 Shiloh, Ailon, ed. Foreword by Carleton S. Coon. (Hamed Ammar, Gabriel Baer, Fredrik Barth, Morroe Berger, H.R.P. Dickson, Anne H. Fuller, John Gulick, Anne K.S. Lambton, Daniel Lerner, Bernard Lewis, George A. Lipsky, Mahmut Makal, et al.) PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF THE MIDDLE EAST.
New York Random House 1969 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
453 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map. "(E)mploys a comprehensive approach to the behavioral processes of the peoples of this important area of the world. At a time when much of the literature on the Middle East is either historical in nature or limited to specific target studies, Ailon Shiloh has compiled a volume of articles that integrate political, historical, economic, demographic, and health data into the study of culture and behavior. (His) introduction encapsulates a history of the area from the birth of civilization to the Six-Day-War of 1967. The articles that follow are written by a variety of perceptive scholars, many of whom are native to the Middle East or have lived and worked there for a number of years. The book is divided into five sections - The Distribution of Peoples, Cultures and Subcultures, Population Dynamics, Culture Change and Conservatism, and The Schoolteacher as Anthropologist - covering either the cultural history of the area or the effects of pressures toward fundamental culture change." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny dints and light soiling on bottom of text block, minor soiling on fore-edge of text block, previous owner's name and erased pencil name on free front end paper, soft creases across contents page. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, chips and tears - some with creases, area of discoloration on spine, light rubbing and some tiny scuff marks. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
27 Tausky, Nancy Z. and DiStefano, Lynne D. Inscribed by both authors. Photographs by Ian MacEachern. VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURE IN LONDON AND SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO: SYMBOLS OF ASPIRATION.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1986 0802056989 / 9780802056986 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Photographs by Ian MacEachern. Inscribed by authors.
493 pp, small 4to (10 5/8" H). INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "BEST WISHES FROM NANCY Z. TAUSKY 7 DEC. 1986 / WITH GOOD WISHES - LYNNE D. DISTEFANO 7 DECEMBER 1986". "Beginning with a discussion of the area's history, (the authors) explore the work of the most prominent architectural firm in Victorian London (Ontario) - Robinson, Tracy, Durand and Moore - and its role in the development of southwestern Ontario. From their focus on specific architects emerges a broader picture of the factors that typically shaped Victorian towns. They consider the various theories and movements that were given expression in Victorian building design, the social influences on the period's architecture, the evolution of building technology, and the state of the architectural profession in general during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. At the heart of the book, of course, are the buildings. Churches, banks, schools, courthouses, stores, and all manner of public buildings, as well as private homes are represented. Extensively illustrated, the book includes old photographs, reproductions of drawings and plans, and contemporary photographs of buildings which still stand, taken specially for this volume by Ian MacEachern." Minor browning in margins of pages and edges of textblock, tiny surface paper loss at top of inside front hinge, very light edge rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine . Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, slight fading on spine and at bottom of rear hinge area. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MACHINE AGE ARMIES., Wheldon, John.
28 Wheldon, John. MACHINE AGE ARMIES.
Abelard-Schuman, New York, 1968, first edition. 
237 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps/battle plans, photographs. "Citing examples from both World Wars, the Korean War and Vietnam, the author shows how the concept of material destruction of the enemy through attrition warfa re has prevailed in official thinking, despite the persistent lesson of negligible achievement at enormous cost. In his discussion of present trends in machine warfare, he emphasizes the vital importance of army-air mobility, at present bein g p i o n e ered in the U.S.A. The twentieth-century phenomenon of machine warfare has highlighted mankind's alarming slowness in adapting its military ideology to technological innovations. (This book) provides an authoritative and absorbing ins ig h t in to t hi s basic aspect of human behaviour, and stresses the need for fuller study by psychologists of armed group conflict." Two small surface areas of surface paper loss on contents page, tiny corner bump on rear board, minor edge wear. D us t jac ket li ght rubbing/soiling, very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny edge tears, minor browning. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BRITISH ARMY, 1642-1970., Young, Peter, Brigadier.
29 Young, Peter, Brigadier. THE BRITISH ARMY, 1642-1970.
William Kimber, London, (1967), Ist edition. 
286 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, reproductions, color plates. "(Brigadier Young) illustrates his theme from a wide range of engagements: fire power at Maida and Le Cateau; Marlborough putting into practice the rules for the conduct of war propounded by General Fuller; Wellington's tactics against Napoleon's strategy; light infantry in America and cavalry in the Crimea. From his pages emerge the unique qualities of the British Army, its determination and its traditional non-involvement with politics, which distinguish it from the conscript armies of the Continent. It is a fascinating survey with some original conclusions, important reassessments and a few shrewd cracks at the politicians of all periods." Bump to corners of boards, bottom of spine and top/bottom edge of rear board, boards slightly curved, small watermark on top of textblock removing dye, three blocks of pages have browning to the edges of the textblock. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light soiling to edges, a few very tiny chips, a few tiny light stains on rear panel. G/G 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
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