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ANTIETAM 1862: THE CIVIL WAR'S BLOODIEST DAY.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 32., Stevens, Norman S.
201 Stevens, Norman S. ANTIETAM 1862: THE CIVIL WAR'S BLOODIEST DAY. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 32.
Osprey, London, 1994, first edition. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855323702 "Antietam was one of the critical battles of the American Civil War. The fortunes of the South were riding high after the resounding victory of Second Manassas. While Bragg and Kirby Smith invaded Ken tucky, Lee's invasion of Maryland was intended to maintain the Southern offensive momentum, to wrest Maryland from the Union and to win the recognition of the European powers. But his bold plan was compromised - and at the Antietam River the Army o f Northern Virginia was fighting for its very life." "Each volume (of the Campaign series) begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign strategy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, inc lu ding maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." S mall Christmas notation, date and signature in pencil on title page; light erased pencil mark at top corner of title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book slightly cocked, very light corner wear, minor r ubbi ng. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
HUMPTY AND FRIENDS.  A COLLECTION OF FAVOURITE NURSERY RHYMES., Stevenson, Peter, illustrator.
202 Stevenson, Peter, illustrator. HUMPTY AND FRIENDS. A COLLECTION OF FAVOURITE NURSERY RHYMES.
Bounty, London, 2004. 
128 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H), hard cover (glazed pictorial boards), no dust jacket (as issued). Profusely illustrated in colour. Over 160 nursery rhymes with an index to first lines at the back. Very minor rubbing on glossy boards. Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
JUNGLE RIVER., Stofberg, H.C.
203 Stofberg, H.C. JUNGLE RIVER.
H.A.U.M. - J.H. De Bussy, Capte Town, 1953. 
136 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "This book is the story of Sammy, the Msutu boy. It tells of his trials and his tribulations, and of his friendship with Constable Andrews. Sammy's conduct was ever commendable an d some of his feats of daring, had they been performed on the fields of battle would, no doubt, have earned for him high awards. His gallant behaviour brings him into difficulties but thanks to Andrews who gets the proof of his innocence, h e r e g a i n s his freedom." Christmas label on free front endpaper, tiny tear at top edge of page 53/54, minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor edge wear, small scuff on front hinge. Dust jacket has 1" piece missing from top of spine, several c lo s ed t ea rs w it h creases - taped, small area of color loss at top of front panel (erased), light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing/soiling on rear panel, now protected in a mylar sleeve. Very Good/Fair 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
204 Stratford, Philip and Thomas, Michael, editors. (Jean-guy Pilon, Michele Lalonde, Louis Honore Frechette, Gabrielle Roy, Andre Laurendeau, Antonine Maillet, Jacques Ferron, Yvon Deschamps, Michel Tremblay, Claire Martin, Marcel Dube, et al.) VOICES FROM QUEBEC: AN ANTHOLOGY OF TRANSLATIONS.
Toronto Van Nostrand Reinhold 1977 0442298730 / 9780442298739 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
215 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(A) rich and fascinating insight into Quebec's sense of its own identity. An exuberantly cheeky history lesson by Yvon Deschamps, the popular entertainer and monologuist; a reasoned and impassioned essay on the attitudes encountered by French Canadians outside Quebec from the pen of the late Andre Laurendeau, one of the province's finest journalists; or a 'memoire' of early childhood experiences expressed with a cool sense of outrage by Claire Martin - all of these are among the many fine pieces of writing presented (here). They explore the major themes of Quebec life and thought from the past and present, as well as views on the shape of the future. The list of authors is, in itself, a spectacular tribute to the vitality of the province's literary tradition. Poets, story tellers, historians, journalists, entertainers, playwrights, song writers - each has a special focus and casts a special light on Quebec's life and heritage." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny pen mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear wrinkling, two very small edge tears archivally taped, light rubbing/soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
205 Swift, Katherine. THE MORVILLE HOURS.
New York Walker & Company 2009 0802717535 / 9780802717535 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
368 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w drawings, map. "Some twenty years ago, (Katherine Swift) and her husband leased a house in Shropshire with a garden that became her passion. Driven to uncover its history, she takes readers on a journey back through time, linking the stories of those who lived in the house and tended the same red soil with her family's own saga. Spanning hundreds of years, 'The Morville Hours' is also deeply personal - a journey through the seasons and one of self-exploration, of finding one's place in the world and putting down roots. (It) takes the form of medieval Books of Hours, recalling the monastic past of the house. Each chapter is named after one of the Hours of the Divine Office and brings to life an hour of the day or night - from the crunch of grass underfoot at midnight on a frosty New Year's Eve to a perfumed May Day morning when the whole world seems young; from the enervating heat of a midsummer noon to the bloom of blue-black damsons picked on a golden September afternoon. Together they describe the arc of the gardening year and the arc of life." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE 1897.  THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED., T. Eaton Co. (Eaton's).
206 T. Eaton Co. (Eaton's). CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE 1897. THE T. EATON CO. LIMITED.
T. Eaton Co., Toronto / facsimile reprint by David E. Scott Publishing, Canada, n.d. 
72 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). An additional 10 pp, stapled at top corner and folded in half are laid in. Lots of b&w drawings. A facsimile reprint of Eaton's Christmas for 1897 with Christmas crackers, books, toys, perfumes, furs, jewelry, linens, hats, furniture and men's, ladies' and children's fashions, etc.. The additional sheets, which are full-sized and printed on one side only, show watches, rings, silverware, clocks, china and lighting. Interior - light to moderate browning, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to spine and edges. Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
207 Talbot, Ethel; Methley, Violet M.; Burnett, Yelva; Wynne, May; Avery, Harold; Marchant, Bessie; Rutley, C. Bernard. EVERY GIRL'S BOOK OF STORIES.
Thomas Nelson and Sons, London, ca.1927. 
160 pp, small 4to (10 3/16" H), hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. 6 colour plates, numerous b&w illustrations. Contents: The Ghost of the Camp; "The Ostrich"; A Princess from Kensington; Carol and the Cave-Ghost; Just Patsy's Way ; Two Christmas Frocks; The Young Pretender; It Was Up To Jill; The Green Necklace; Won By A Head; Prometheus and Pandora. Scattered faint foxing marks on pages, moderate edge wear to boards, a few tiny scuffs on boards, light rubbing, sma l l l i g h t liquid mark on front board and three on bottom of textblock/rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, wear and slight bumping at cornrs of boards, light to moderate rubbing/soiling on spine, tiny foxing marksd on edges of textblo ck . Go od + 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
CANADA SOUTHERN COUNTRY., Tennant, Robert D.
208 Tennant, Robert D. CANADA SOUTHERN COUNTRY.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1991 1550460072 / 9781550460070 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
208 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Covers the Canada Southern Railway's "humble beginnings in post-Confederation Ontario in 1868 to the bitter, protracted battles about the line's future before the Canadian Transport Commission in the 1980's." Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, light waviness to edges text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 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.
209 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
 
 
A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES., Thomas, Dylan.
210 Thomas, Dylan. A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES.
London Dent 1979 0460068687 / 9780460068680 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Edward Ardizzone. 
45 pp, 9 3/4" H. Illustrated throughout in colour and b&w with Edward Ardizzone's wonderfully evocative drawings. "This magical account of Dylan Thomas's own childhood and of a Christmas Day in a small Welsh town has become a modern classic." Light wrinkle at top of spine, small bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two edge tears at top of front hinge area, very light browning at top edge of flaps, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GLEANIE BIRD., Thomas, Kathleen.  Illustrated by Leslie Atkinson.
211 Thomas, Kathleen. Illustrated by Leslie Atkinson. THE GLEANIE BIRD.
Frederick Warne, London, 1956. 
117 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. A lonely Guinea fowl, who lives on a deserted farm, slowly gathers together some cows, horses, sheep and pigs to fill it with the noise and companionship he craves. After many adventures, Frying Pan Farm even attracts an old man to look after it and the Guinea fowl adopts some chicks of his own! Small Christmas gift inscription on half-title page, three tiny corner bumps, minor wrinkling and browning to top/bottom of spi ne, tiny foxing mark on front pastedown. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has moderate edge wear, a few very small chipa and tears, a few tiny scuffs on spine. Very Good/Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DONKEY WORK., Tovey, Doreen.  Illustrated by Maurice Wilson.
212 Tovey, Doreen. Illustrated by Maurice Wilson. DONKEY WORK.
Elek, London, 1962, first edition. 
138 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. By the author of "Cats in the Belfry" and "Cats in May". "(There) were nettles in the orchard. To keep them down, the Toveys bought a baby donkey. Annable was tiny, shaggy, a nd enchanting, with a bouffant fringe and a most femininely determined disposition. To begin with, she was determined to go back to Mum, on the sands at Weston. Her statement of this intention kept the entire neighbourhood awake for a wee k . S h e s oon, however, decided that she was going to stay after all, and began eating everything she could see - except, of course, the nettles. The activities of Annabel and her attendant satellites - Solomon (the Siamese cat, who liked her a nd i n si st ed on sleeping in her bed) and Sheba (his mate, who pretended she Wasn't There), Miss Wellington (who said poor-dear-she-must-be-lonely), Henry the jennet (who was accordingly imported as a companion for her) and many others - all o f t hes e c oul d f ill a b ook. And they do - most hilariously." Tiny foxing marks on end papers and adjacent pages, browning and tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, a few tiny stains on bottom of textblock, very light edge wear, minor wrin king at to p/ bott om o f sp i ne, small bump on spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny and small tears, light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing and soiling - mainly on rear panel. Good+/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
213 Tuer, Andrew W. STORIES FROM OLD-FASHIONED CHILDREN'S BOOKS.
London Bracken 1985 1851700005 / 9781851700004 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
439 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Reprint of the Leadenhall Press edition of 1899. Many b&w illus. "In this collection of children's stories the author collates early works, with illustrations, woodcut or copperplate engravings that capture the elusive pleasure these books brought to children of past centuries. The author leads the reader into a fascinating study of the most imaginative field of literary history, both from the satisfaction derived in enjoying these charming and often precious books, and from the sound investment a collection represents." Pages browning lightly, and very minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has minor edgewear and light wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GALLANT GENTLEMEN: A PORTRAIT OF THE BRITISH OFFICER 1600-1956., Turner, E.S.
214 Turner, E.S. GALLANT GENTLEMEN: A PORTRAIT OF THE BRITISH OFFICER 1600-1956.
Michael Joseph, London, 1956, first edition. 
345 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Errata slip tipped in at title page. B&w illustrations. "(A) lively social study of the British officer and gentleman - naval and military - from the seventeenth century to the present day, when the Royal Air Force arrived to make its own charactestic contribution to the story. In late Stuart times he was a man with a personal stake in the country; in Georgian times he might well be a schoolboy (majors were flogged at Eton); and today he i s quite possibly a conscript. Here is a rounded study of the officer, with all his traditional virtues and foibles; of men who founded and defended an empire, often with small thanks from Parliament and less from the Treasury; of sprigs from t h e s c hools (and later from the crammers) who lorded it over beys and khans; of men who kept their own code of honour, worrying Parliament by their duelling and outraging 'The Times' with their practical jokes. The purchase system (with the a d ve rt is i ng o f regiments for sale in the 'Morning Post'), the jostling of captains and admirals for prize money, the rise of Sanhurst and 'The Shop', the oddities of mess etiquette, the determination of self-respecting officers never to be sen t to the St af f C oll ege, the collapse of the champagne standard, the snubbing of subalterns ('warts') and midshipmen by their seniors - these are some of the high spots in a rich history. Here, on parade, are the bluff 'tarpaulin' and the lispi ng ca valr yman , t he r anke r, the 'knut' and Colonel Blimp....down to the 'Two Types' of the Westen Desert." Christmas gift inscription on free front end paper, very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book slightly co cke d, l ight brown ing to ed ges o f text block. Dust jacket has is price-clipped, has several tears archiavlly taped, very light browning, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light soiling, slight fading to spine color, small scuff on s pine, old tape r epai r at t op of front hinge, is 1/4" shoter in height than book - no obvious signs of the dust jacket being cut down. Very Good/Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GRANDMOTHER'S TREE., Tyrrell, Avril.
215 Tyrrell, Avril. GRANDMOTHER'S TREE.
Burlington, Ontario North Shore 2003 1896899242 / 9781896899244 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Frances Tyrrell 
Unpaginated, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Charming colour illustrations, including directions for making two Christmas tree decorations from the story. "Decorating grandmother's Christmas tree is a much loved family tradition. Every year it is the same - almost. The paper Santa, the Christmas elf, the silver bird and their companions, are all very aware that every family changes over time. They wake with excitement each Christmas when the box in which they have slept safely all year is taken to the sitting room. There they are carefully unwrapped from their soft cozy blankets of tissue paper and are placed in the sparkling tree. The elf is the oldest and has a place of honor in the topmost branches. From there he reports on all the family, on all that has changed and all that remains the same." Dust jacket has minor rubbing on panels. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
GRANDMOTHER'S TREE., Tyrrell, Avril.
216 Tyrrell, Avril. GRANDMOTHER'S TREE.
Burlington, Ontario North Shore 2003 1896899242 / 9781896899244 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Frances Tyrrell Signed by Author and Illustrator.
Unpaginated, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Signed by author and illustrator on half title page. Charming colour illustrations, including directions for making two Christmas tree decorations from the story. "Decorating grandmother's Christmas tree is a much loved family tradition. Every year it is the same - almost. The paper Santa, the Christmas elf, the silver bird and their companions, are all very aware that every family changes over time. They wake with excitement each Christmas when the box in which they have slept safely all year is taken to the sitting room. There they are carefully unwrapped from their soft cozy blankets of tissue paper and are placed in the sparkling tree. The elf is the oldest and has a place of honor in the topmost branches. From there he reports on all the family, on all that has changed and all that remains the same." Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE RED FLOWER: POEMS WRITTEN IN WAR TIME., Van Dyke, Henry.
217 Van Dyke, Henry. THE RED FLOWER: POEMS WRITTEN IN WAR TIME.
Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1917, reprint. 
52 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover (gray boards with dark blue cloth spine, blue lettering/border and red flower device on front board) - no dust jacket. A collection of poems about the First World War. There is an Xmas message dated 1917 on the front fr ee endpaper and a contemporary Xmas sticker (bluebird with wreath) on the bottom right hand corner of the front cover. An early owner has glued related poems by Rupert Brooke, Rudyard Kipling, Richard Le Gallienne, Lauchlan MacLean Watt and o t h e r s on the bottom of page 52 and on the following blank pages. Pages lightly browned - mainly preliminaries, 1917 Christmas gift inscription on free front end paper, several pages of browned poetry newspaper clippings and one card glued to r ea r bl an k p ages, browning to edges of text block, moderate edge wear, rubbing and some areas of discoloration on front board, small pictorial label glued on front board, very small corner bumps. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
218 Walker, Harry and Walker, Olive. Foreword By J. Alex Edmison. CARLETON SAGA.
Ottawa, Ontario Carleton County Council 1975 Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Good 
571 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Introduction: The Geology of Carleton County; Carleton County and the Indian Surrenders; How Our People Lived; Richmond; Nepean (Bell's Corners / Merivale and City View); Gloucester; Carleton's Ordeals by Fire; March; Development of County Government; Rockcliffe, New Edinburgh; Carleton on the Hustings; North Gower (North Gower Village / Kars / Carsonby / Carleton's Famous Dr. Potter / Manotick); Marlborough; Huntley; Fitzroy; Goulburn; Torbolton; Osgoode; Wardens of Carleton County 1842-1968; Index. Small Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, moderate rubbing with scratches and tiny scuffs on rear panel, light edge wrinkling, slight fading to spine color, old tape on inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
IT'S OVER - IT'S BEGINNING., Watt, F.W.
219 Watt, F.W. IT'S OVER - IT'S BEGINNING.
Porcupine's Quill, Erin, Ontario, 1986. 
107 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0889840946 "The voice of these poems is distinctive. It can be heard and understood at once. It speaks with an unusual combination of rural candour and urban sophistication. It is tempered by a poignant awareness of seasonal dyings and renewals, but also by a wry recognition of human frailties, social deceptions and self-deceptions, the intensities and brevities of love - and by glimpses of the darker aspects of modern history that have touched the consciousness of us all. The book opens on a life pausing at mid-point: taking the measure of its losses and gains in a strongly-felt country scene that is bracing and nourishing. It then moves backwards in time and outwards in space to e x p l o r e t he span of places, people and experiences that have led up to this situtation. Each moment, each poem, can be taken on its own, or as part of a larger story. These are poems which hide their craft, while inviting the reader to ent er d ir ec tl y in t o the thoughtful meditations, the painful reassessments, the journeys and discoveries which the poet's imagination has recreated." Interior - Christmas gift inscription on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ow ner shi p m ark s. E xte ri or - light fading to spine and hinges, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
220 Whiting, Charles. THE LAST ASSAULT: THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE REASSESSED.
Leo Cooper, London, (1994). 
238 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, map. "It has generally been assumed by historians of the Second World War that the Americans were caught completely unawares by the last great German offensive - the drive into the Ardennes in December, 1944, known as the Battle of the Bulge. But were they in fact caught unawares? In this remarkable reappraisal of those hectic days which preceded the last Christmas of the War, Charles Whiting argues that the answer is very probably that they were not...What is certain is that ever since the end of the Second World War the guardians of the files relating to the Battle of the Bulge in the United States have been most unwilling to permit any examination thereof - this in spite of the Freedom of Information Act. So the author raises yet another question: 'Was somebody trying to cover something up and if so why?' On the basis of such information as he has been able to cull from those, as yet unsorted, files and on information provided by the numerous survivors of the battle with whom he has been in contact, (the author) attempts to answer these questions..." Previous owner's small label on free front endpaper, soiling to bottom 1/4" of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, very light edge wear/wrinkling, light soilng at bottom inside spine. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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