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COLLECTIBLE BOOKS:  SOME NEW PATHS., Peters, Jean, editor.  (William Matheson, Percy Muir, G. Thomas Tanselle, Charles Gullans, John Espey, William B. Todd, Daniel J. Leab, Thomas L. Bonn, Stuart Bennett, Wm. P. Barlow, Jr., Peter B. Howard, Jean Peters.)
201 Peters, Jean, editor. (William Matheson, Percy Muir, G. Thomas Tanselle, Charles Gullans, John Espey, William B. Todd, Daniel J. Leab, Thomas L. Bonn, Stuart Bennett, Wm. P. Barlow, Jr., Peter B. Howard, Jean Peters.) COLLECTIBLE BOOKS: SOME NEW PATHS.
New York R.R. Bowker 1979 0835211541 / 9780835211543 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
294 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Preface; Introduction; A Backward Look: The Sadleir Circle in Perspective; Non-Firsts; American Trade Bindings and Their Designers, 1880-1915; Books in Series; Film Books; American Mass-Market Paperbacks; Photography as Book Illustration, 1839-1900; Book Catalogues; Publishers' Imprints; American Fiction since 1960; Contributors; Index. Very small star stamp on rear pastedown, tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, one small edge tear archivally taped, light browning on spine/flap-folds/top of flaps, very light soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FIRST APPROACHES TO THE NORTHWEST COAST., Pethick, Derek.
202 Pethick, Derek. FIRST APPROACHES TO THE NORTHWEST COAST.
Vancouver J.J. Douglas 1976 0888940564 / 9780888940568 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
232 pp, 9 1/4" H. Illustration section on green stock at front of book, map. "An ocean-going ship built of copper-sheathed mahogany. A trans-Siberian expedition that builds gallows every 20 miles. A circumnavigator who starts his working life as an apprentice to a Scottish grocer. Of the marvels and quirks of Europe's 18th-century forays to the northwest coast, few signs remain on Canada's Pacific shores. Yet before 1792, twenty-nine voyages reached land between what is now the California-Oregon border and the Bering Sea. Each of these voyages permanently altered the balance of power among European courts - as well as setting the tone of relations between the native peoples and the 'mau mau'l ney': those who came 'floating on the water without land'. Derek Pethick captures the political significance of each voyage while conveying the important details that make the men, their failures and accomplishments, come alive: for instance, the journal entry showing how the crew of the fated second Bering expedition, marooned on a desolate northern island, still debated whether they might lighten their misery by playing cards or whether this behaviour would be at variance with the tsar's orders." Faint erased pencil marks at top of front free endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small chips, several edge tears with old tape repairs on inside top edge, light rubbing/soiling, small surface paper loss on spine, small light water stain on inside bottom edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHRISTIANITY AND THE WIDER ECUMENISM., Phan, Peter C., ed.  (Darrol Bryant, Durwood Foster, Robert Scharlemann, Geoffrey Parrinder, Joseph Fichter, Monika Hellwig, John Hick, Martin Forward, Francis Xavier D'Sa, Joseph Osei-Bonsu, Marcus Braybrooke, Donald Dayton, Mary Ann Stenger, et al
203 Phan, Peter C., ed. (Darrol Bryant, Durwood Foster, Robert Scharlemann, Geoffrey Parrinder, Joseph Fichter, Monika Hellwig, John Hick, Martin Forward, Francis Xavier D'Sa, Joseph Osei-Bonsu, Marcus Braybrooke, Donald Dayton, Mary Ann Stenger, et al CHRISTIANITY AND THE WIDER ECUMENISM.
New York Paragon House 1990 0892260750 / 9780892260751 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
288 pp, 8vo (9" H). "This volume explores the growing shift from efforts toward unity within Christianity to broader, more far-reaching attempts at unity among all world religions (the 'wider ecumenism'). Editor Peter Phan traces this trend back to the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) but notes that, in the last ten years or so, the movement has become pronounced. (The book) consists of eighteen papers deriving from a recent ecumenical conference in Istanbul, Turkey. The authors seek to add their contributions to contemporary interfaith dialogue." Interior - previous owner's bookplate on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing to covers, minor soiling to bottom of textblock. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HEROES & AEROPLANES OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918., Phelan, Joseph A.  Foreword by Sir Thomas Sopwith.
204 Phelan, Joseph A. Foreword by Sir Thomas Sopwith. HEROES & AEROPLANES OF THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918.
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1970 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Joseph A. Phelan. 
128 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w drawings. "(A) vivid pictorial presentation of (aerial) warfare from the first use of aircraft in war - Italian reconnaissance against the Ottoman Empire in 1912 - to the Armistice in 1918. In striking color the great individual battles of the aces come alive: Immelman, von Richthofen, Voss and Boelcke; Bishop, Collishaw, McCudden, Ball and Beauchamp-Proctor; Rickenbacker; Guynemer, Nungesser and Garros. And the dogfights and sorties; Bloody April and the Fokker Scourge; the Lafayette Escadrille, the Storks, the Flying Circuses; the bombing raids; the balloon busters. The trials of combat and endurance and the men and aero-planes that made it all possible, changing the world's thinking about the methods of war. J.A. Phelan has created more than 400 superb paintings and drawings - executed with the drama and the meticu-lous detail of the artist who takes delight in his subject - for this richly illustrated book. The various aircraft of the Allies and Central Powers are shown in detail (top and side views, camouflage, national markings and pilots' decorations, engines, armament and structure) and in combat as they were flown by the aces. This volume presents an unduplicated view of the 1914-1918 war in the air, when man first captured control of the sky in order to control the ground." A few tiny tape marks from previous protective sleeve at corners of endpapers, scattered tiny light foxing marks on top of text block, one slight corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE JEWS OF WINDSOR, 1790-1990: A HISTORICAL CHRONICLE., Plaut, Jonathan V.  Foreword by Dr. Larry Kulisek.
205 Plaut, Jonathan V. Foreword by Dr. Larry Kulisek. THE JEWS OF WINDSOR, 1790-1990: A HISTORICAL CHRONICLE.
Toronto Dundurn 2007 1550027069 / 9781550027068 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
320 pp, square large 8vo (9" x 9"). B&w photographs. "Beginning with the first Jewish settler, Moses David, the important role that Windsor Jews played in the development of Ontario's south is mirrored in this 200-year chronicle. The founding pioneer families transformed their Eastern European shtetl into a North American settlement; many individuals were involved in establishing synagogues, schools, and an organized communal structure in spite of divergent religious, political, and economic interests. Modernity and the growing influence of Zionism and Conservative/Reform Judaism challenged the traditional and leftist leanings of the community's founders. From the outset, Jews were represented in city council, actively involved in communal organizations, and appointed to judical posts. While its Jewish population was small, Windsor boasted Canada's first Jewish Cabinet members, provincially and federally, in David Croll and Herb Gray. As the new millenium approached, Jews faced shrinking numbers, forcing major consolidations in order to ensure their survival." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor wrinkle at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HISTORIC GUELPH:  THE ROYAL CITY.  VOL. XIX.  1979-1980., Pollard, Ruth and Pollard, Eber, editors.  (John W. Keleher, Margaret Wallace Hill, Joyce Blyth, Edgar Vaughan, Paul Lavoie.)
206 Pollard, Ruth and Pollard, Eber, editors. (John W. Keleher, Margaret Wallace Hill, Joyce Blyth, Edgar Vaughan, Paul Lavoie.) HISTORIC GUELPH: THE ROYAL CITY. VOL. XIX. 1979-1980.
Guelph Historical Society, Guelph, Ontario, 1980. 
76 pp, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 07095562 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Bishop Alexander Macdonell; Joseph Connolly, Architect, Church of Our Lady, Guelph; Felix Hanlon, Pioneer and his family; Blyth's Tavern at Marden; The Guayrians at Guelph in Upper Canada - some additional notes; The Floral Clock at Riverside Park, Guelph; About our Contributors; Guelph Historical Society Officers for 1979-1980. Interior - faint yellow hi-liter on some scatt e r e d t e x t of the first article, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear to covers, light wear at top of spine, minor browning on spine, small light stain on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TWO MEN IN A TRENCH:  BATTLEFIELD ARCHAEOLOGY - THE KEY TO UNLOCKING THE PAST., Pollard, Tony and Oliver, Neil.
207 Pollard, Tony and Oliver, Neil. TWO MEN IN A TRENCH: BATTLEFIELD ARCHAEOLOGY - THE KEY TO UNLOCKING THE PAST.
Michael Joseph, London, 2002. 
352 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0718144740 Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, maps, reproductions. "Battlefields are the untold story of British archaeology. As the sites of events which too k place over hours rather than years, they have long been considered lacking in archaeological riches. However, recent pioneering work has shown that battlefields can provide dramatic revelations about the battle's course once the archaeol o g i s t s g e t digging beneath the surface. This is where Tony Pollard and Neil Oliver step in. As battlefield archaeologists they are in a unique position to challenge both the historical veiwpoint and contemporary eyewitness accounts. In (t hi s bo ok , th e y) v isit the sites of six major British battles (Shrewsbury, Barnet, Flodden, Newark, Culloden and the Firth of Forth) and carry out a full archaeological investigation of each. As they uncover artefacts abandoned in the heat an d c ha os of ba ttl e the y c losely follow the progress of each engagement and answer key historical questions, sometimes totally revising the accepted version of events. Each chapter is a fully framed investigation and follows an episode of the t elev isi on ser ies . B y usin g ar chaeology to unlock the secrets of the past, Tony and Neil prove that soldiers do not pass through fields of conflict like shadows, and in the process they show that battlefields are some of our most important na tiona l mo num ents ." Dust ja cket has v ery minor edge wear/rubbing. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
208 Powell, Patrick; Sharp, Ben; Palmer, Bill; Farwell, Ian; Fournier, Denny, Maj, Mary; Smith, Debbie; Stradwick, Karen; Casey, Shelley; Brown, Wynna; Marshall, Alison; Balfour, Nicola; Grimbly, Bob; Downey, Bob; Patience, Michell; Walker, Jenny; et al. BRASS TACKS. VOL. 2 NO. 1 DECEMBER, 1979.
Burlington, Ontario Brass Tacks 1979 Stapled in Wraps Good 
48 pp, 10 7/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings. "(P)roduced by a group of high school students and teachers who endeavor to share the history and folk-lore of Halton County". Contents: Milton Jail and Courthouse; Leonard - My Husband (reminiscences of Mrs. Margaret McKindley); Lowville - Lost in Time; Good Old School Days (Lowville & Waterdown); Blue Knights of Long Ago (Hamilton Police Force); A Special Kind of Witch (water witching/dowsing); Oakridge Farm since 1837; Full Steam Ahead (steam traction engines); Yesterday is Yours (an interview with the curator of Battery Lodge, Dundurn Castle); Dolls: 4000 Eyes from the Past; "We Are The Church" (Oakville's African Methodist Episcopal Church); "They Held Nothing Sacred" (history/development of Maple Avenue, Burlington); "One Tin Soldier" (Doug Jarvis' collection). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - more on spine, light rubbing on covers - more near spine, creases at top corner of front cover, soft wrinkles on covers - mostly at spine area. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
209 Pullman, Philip. THE GOOD MAN JESUS AND THE SCOUNDREL CHRIST.
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf Canada 2010 0307399214 / 9780307399212 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
245 pp, 8 1/2" H. A volume in 'The Myths Series'. "In this ingenious and spellbinding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman revisits the most influential story ever told. Charged with mystery, compassion and enormous power, (it) throws fresh light on who Jesus was and asks the reader questions that will continue to resonate long after the final page is turned. Above all, this book is about how stories become stories." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
STEP BY STEP THROUGH THE BIBLE.  PART III. A LIFE OF CHRIST FOR CHILDREN., Ralph, Edith.
210 Ralph, Edith. STEP BY STEP THROUGH THE BIBLE. PART III. A LIFE OF CHRIST FOR CHILDREN.
Thomas Nelson and Sons, New York, n.d. 
224 pp, 7 3/8" H, Ex-library, hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering and banding on spine, gold lettering and black, pink and blue decoration on front board) - no dust jacket. 12 b&w plates, including tissue-covered frontispiece - collate d. Ex-library copy with gift inscription on one preliminary page; large surface paper pull, old glue residue and small number in ink on rear pastedown, very light browning to pages, tiny brown stain on two rear pages, browning to edges of t e x t b l o c k , light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, faint call numbers on spine, very light rubbing, no other libray marks. Good+ 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE HOLY LAND AT CHRISTMASTIME., Rand, Christopher.  Illustrations by Howard Goodrich.
211 Rand, Christopher. Illustrations by Howard Goodrich. THE HOLY LAND AT CHRISTMASTIME.
Oxford University Press, New York, 1963. 
30 pp, 16 mo (6 1/8" H), soft cover, stapled in wraps with attached dust wrapper. Gift card from Joseph R. Ritchie of Oxford University Press dated 1963 laid in. Illustrated in monotone by Howard Goodrich. An adaptation of the book of the same name, this booklet tells some of the author's experiences in Bethlehem during the Christmas season. Very light color fading on spine of dust wrapper, very minor edge wrinkles to wrapper. VG+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
212 Rashley, R.E. POETRY IN CANADA: THE FIRST THREE STEPS
Ryerson, Toronto, (1958), Ist edition. 
166 pp, small 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "The object of this book is to provide a usable tool whereby readers who do not have a general knowlege of (pre-1960s) Canadian poetry may easily acquire some understanding of it..." Discusses the work of Bliss Carman, Oliver Goldsmith, Ralph Gustafson, Joseph Howe, Archibald Lampman, P.K. Page, E.J. Pratt, A.J.M. Smith, Duncan Campbell Scott, Charles Sangster, Raymond Knister and others under the headings - Immigrant Poetry, Its Natu r e a n d S i g n i ficance; Pioneer Poetry, the Beginning of Indigenous Verse; The Significance of Pioneer Poetry; Extensions of Pioneer Poetry; The Sixties Group, the Second Step; The Significance of the Sixties Poetry; Modification and Transiti on ; T he T hi r ti es G ro up , the Third Step; The Significance of the Thirties Poetry; Notes. Tiny spec on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edgewear/rubbing, light soiling, light fading to spine and edges, 1/2" cut to front panel ne ar s pin e, tin y clo sed te ar to bottom of rear flap fold. NF/VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
213 Rathbone, Basil. (Edgar Allan Poe; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Edward Bulwer-Lytton; Charles Allston Collins; Charles Dickens; Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu; Wilkie Collins.) BASIL RATHBONE SELECTS STRANGE TALES. (THE BLACK CAT; RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHER; THE HOUSE AND THE BRAIN; THE TRIAL FOR MURDER; GREEN TEA; A TERRIBLY STRANGE BED.
New York Belmont 1965 Mass Market Paperback Very Good - 
157 pp, 7" H. "Basil Rathbone, renowned actor and motion picture personality, selects for you the strangest stories ever written - masterpieces of the macabre." Interior - light browning to pages and inside of covers. Exterior - very light edge wear, book is lightly cocked, faint crease on spine, small soft crease at top corner of covers, soft crease doen front hinge, minor rubbing, slight fading to color on edges of text block. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
CAMP VERNON:  A CENTURY OF CANADIAN  MILITARY HISTORY., Rayment, Hugh & Sherlock, Patrick.  Foreword By Pierre Berton.
214 Rayment, Hugh & Sherlock, Patrick. Foreword By Pierre Berton. CAMP VERNON: A CENTURY OF CANADIAN MILITARY HISTORY.
Vernon, B.C. Kettle Valley 2003 0968791719 / 9780968791714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
524 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. Camp Vernon officially celebrated "its Centennial as an army training camp in 2008. However, historical records indicate that discussions for its formation and actual military training activities began as early as 1896. This is a book of historical events and the personal stories of people training for war. You will find these men and women to be ordinary people, foot soldiers, who lived, trained and fought and, often died for freedoms we enjoy today. Open the door to an exciting part of Canadian Military History, a journey that will take you from soldiers on horseback to warriors in massive tanks bent on terrible destruction. Read onward, to the peacetime days of Cadets, the Reserve Army and a still active institution useful daily to its founding community, always at the ready for ever imminent war in today's fragile international political environment." Chapter headings: The Early Times, 1800-1898; The Boer War, 1898-1902; Building the Camp, 1903-1913; World War I, 1914-1918; Twixt World Wars, 1919-1938; The Farm Boy's Diary, 1939-1945; World War II, 1939-1945; And on to Korea, 1946-1953; The Cadets, Present Day; In Search of Peace, Ongoing. Very minor toning to edges of page margins and edges of text block, minor waviness to top/bottom edges of text block, tiny wrinkle and slight colour darkening at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has very light toning to spine and at top/bottom edges, tiny dent on rear hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE GROUP OF SEVEN., Reid, Dennis.
215 Reid, Dennis. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE GROUP OF SEVEN.
Ottawa National Gallery of Canada 1971 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
89 pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 12" D). Divided into two sections - Bibliography and Exhibitions - with the following divisions under each: The Group of Seven: General / Franklin Carmichael / Alfred Joseph Casson / Lawren Stewart Harris / Edwin Headley Holgate / Alexander Young Jackson / Francis Hans (Franz) Johnston / Arthur Lismer / James Edward Hervey MacDonald / Thomas John Thomson / Frederick Horsman Varley. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight fading of color on spine and hinges, small corner crease on front cover, small light soiling mark on rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING.  SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION., Reid, Dennis.
216 Reid, Dennis. A CONCISE HISTORY OF CANADIAN PAINTING. SECOND (EXPANDED) EDITION.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1988 0195406648 / 9780195406641 Second (expanded) Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
418 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "This Second Edition covers painting to 1980. A long final chapter treats a crucial fifteen years when there developed in Canada a tremendous interest in other art forms and an apparent falling off of interest in painting. In fact the cry was hear - throughout the western world - that painting was dead. It turned out, however, that this was far from true. Dennis Reid discusses the work of established artists who produced steadily in the period - including Jack Bush, Jack Chambers, Greg Curnoe, Gershon Iskowitz, John Meredith, Guido Molinari, Jack Shadbolt, and Claude Tousignant - as well as new arrivals on the scene who have since joined the ranks of leading Canadian artists. Among the more recent painters discussed are David Bolduc, John Boyle, David Craven, Paterson Ewen, Ivan Eyre, Yves Gaucher, John Hall, Ron Martin, Michael Morris, Norval Morrisseau, Christopher Pratt, Shirley Wiitasalo, and Tim Zuck. Enriched by this overview, and by many additions to the original text, (this) is the widest-ranging and most authoritiative handbook available. Lucid, interesting, and informative, it is still a pleasure to read from first to last." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
217 Reid, Ed. MAFIA.
New York Random House 1952 Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Good 
238 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). "Popularly know as The Black Hand, the Mafia, which began in medieval Sicily as a patriotic group, has been and still is in control of organized crime in the United States. It has achieved this dubious distinction by the systematic liquidation of rival, non-Sicilian gangs. The mere itemization of this long and bloody reign of underworld terror will give every responsible citizen pause for thought - after he has stopped shivering! This book contains much new material derived from secret sources. Perhaps the most sensational of its revelations links key Mafia figures with the Allied Military Government in Italy. How one of the most powerful Mafia heads, under indictment for murder in this country, turned up as an aide to AMG, received letters of recommendation from United States Army officers, and at the same time conducted huge blackmarket operations in American supplies, is one of the monstrous disclosures. Why this same notorious criminal, following his arrest, was not returned to the U.S. until after the strange death of the key witness against him, is another part of the riddle that hints at the enormous secret strength of Mafia terrorism. (The author) courageously digs deep into the muck of vice and crime to throw light upon a ruthless gang of killers and racketeers whose influence is as evil as it is widespread." Small initials in pen on free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wear, creases at top edge with color loss - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, one very small edge tear, minor browning. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY TO 1855:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS., Reid, Richard, edited and introduction by.
218 Reid, Richard, edited and introduction by. THE UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY TO 1855: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1990 0886290619 / 9780886290610 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
354 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine No. 692 of an edition of twelve hundred and fifty. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Illustrations and Maps; Introduction (British Emigration Policy and the Settlement of the Ottawa Valley / Social Order and Growth in the Valley / From Timber to Lumber / Changing Patterns of Transportation / Urban Growth in the Ottawa Valley and the Rise of Bytown / Ottawa Valley Politics, 1820-1855 / Religion and Education in the Valley); Documents (arranged under the same headings); Bibliography; Index. Minor bumping at corners. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON., Roberts, Andrew.
219 Roberts, Andrew. NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2001 0297646079 / 9780297646075 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
350 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps/battle plans. "At breakfast on the morning of the battle of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon declared that the Duke of Wellington was a bad general, the British were bad soldiers and that France could not fail to win an easy victory. Forever afterwards, historians have accused him of gross overconfidence and massively underestimating the calibre of the British commander opposed to him. Andrew Roberts presents an original, highly revisionist view of the relationship between the two greatest captains of their age. The fascinating, constantly changing relationship between these two historical giants forms the basis of (his) compelling study in pride, rivalry, propaganda, nostalgia and posthumous revenge." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE KING'S SCHOOL GLOUCESTER., Robertson, David.
220 Robertson, David. THE KING'S SCHOOL GLOUCESTER.
Phillimore, (London, 1974), first edition. 
218 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "The King's School continues an educational tradition that has lasted more than 900 years, with only one short break between the dissolution of the medieval Abbey of St. Peters and Henry VIII's establishment of the present school as part of the new Cathedral Church in 1545. A monastic school was well established when Abbot Serlo arrived in 1072, followed by an Almonry School which flourished up to the Dissolution. Through out the 17th and 18th centuries it was one of England's principal grammar schools, to which were sent the sons not only of leading Gloucestershire families but also of families of distinction from all over the country. The 19th century and the early years of this saw the School facing severe financial problems, but their eventual solution by the Ministry of Education and the Church Commissioners has led to revival and rapid expansion in recent years. Former pupils include many men who have achieved positions of national importance, including the joint founders of the Sunday School movement, one of the founders of Methodism, several bishops and an Archbishop of Canterbury, a famous explorer, and the compo ser of the American National Anthem. In these days of widespread questioning of teaching practices, Mr. Robertson's book will be of interest to historians and educationalists as an account of a school which has managed to maintain tradition and high standards over many centuries and to combine them with the most modern teaching." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, light browning to parts of endpapers, minor rub marks on front board, tiny speck on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has old price sticker on front flap, tiny tear and wrinkling at top of spine, several heavy creases down fore-edge of flaps, very light rubbing and soiling on rear panel. VG+/G 
Price: 30.95 USD
 
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