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THE AIRPOWER HISTORIAN.  VOLUME IX.  NUMBERS 1-4.  (JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER 1962)., Dugan, James; Stewart, Carroll; Rust, Kenn C.; Downs, Eldon W., Lt. Colonel; Dryden, Hugh L.; Seawell, William T., Brig. Gen.; Cook, Kelly F., Captain; Guilmartin, John F.; Crabbe, William M., Capt.; LeMay, Curtis E., General et al.
41 Dugan, James; Stewart, Carroll; Rust, Kenn C.; Downs, Eldon W., Lt. Colonel; Dryden, Hugh L.; Seawell, William T., Brig. Gen.; Cook, Kelly F., Captain; Guilmartin, John F.; Crabbe, William M., Capt.; LeMay, Curtis E., General et al. THE AIRPOWER HISTORIAN. VOLUME IX. NUMBERS 1-4. (JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, OCTOBER 1962).
Montgomery, Alabama Air Force Historical Foundation 1960 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
The 4 quarterly issues of 'The Airpower Historian' for 1962, 9" H, consecutively paged from 1 - 260. B&w photographs, maps, etc. Articles include: Ploesti: German Defenses and Allied Intelligence; Fourth but First: History of the Fourth Fighter Wing; Army and the Airmail - 1934; The National Significance of the Augmented Program of Space Exploration; The Maxim Gorky: Soviet Colossus; Aspects of Airpower in the Spanish Civil War; The Army Airmail Pilots Report!; Huk Hunting in the Philippines, 1946-1953; The Monroe Leaflet Bomb; Target - Hiroshima; The Economics of Strategic Bombing in WWII; Notes on Velvet, General Adler's Mission to Moscow, 1942; A History of the 148th Aero Squadron; Jet Aircraft of World War II; The Birth of Italian Aviation - The Libyan War; A Tribute to Dutch Kindelberger: The Mustang - A Great Warhorse; "Aces and Hawks" History of The First Fighter Wing, Part One, 1918-1939; The Space Dichotomy; Aviation on Anacostia Flats; "Lighting Lancers" Combat Highlights of the 68th Squadron in Korea; Command of Space, etc. Interiors - number 1 & 2 have a small soft bump to top corner of pages, number 2 has a small bump at bottom of gutters, otherwise all volumes are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - small soft bump at top corner of numbers 1 & 2, small bump to bottom of spine of number 2, all volumes have light wear at top/bottom of spines and some minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
GENERAL BROCK., Edgar, Lady.
42 Edgar, Lady. GENERAL BROCK.
Toronto Morang 1904 Edition de Luxe. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Signed by publisher.
322 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a clean, bright duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this being from set 47, so numbered) of The Maker's of Canada series - signed by the publisher, George Morang, on the limitation page. B&w frontispiece and two maps. Contents: His Birthplace; Service Abroad - Holland; Service Abroad - The Baltic; In Canada; Upper and Lower Canada - 1802; Military Posts; Preparations for War; Old Quebec; Affairs in Europe, 1808; Politics in Quebec; Quebec and Niagara; 1811 in Canada and Europe; The New Governor; Gathering Clouds; Canada's Defence; On the Frontier; A Vigorous Commander; Brownstown and Maguaga; Detroit; The Armistice; Consequences of Armistice; Queenston Heights; Index. Light browning and a few tiny edge tears on on-trimmed fore-edge of text block, small fore-edge tear archivally taped on page leaf 311/312, browning to spine and spine label, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on boards - mainly rear board, shelf soiling on bottom edge of boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DANCING GODS:  INDIAN CEREMONIALS OF NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA., Fergusson, Erna.
43 Fergusson, Erna. DANCING GODS: INDIAN CEREMONIALS OF NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA.
Albuquerque University of New Mexico Press 1957 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
286 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w illustrations. "The dances and ceremonials of the Indians of the Southwest are described and explained in this informal, authentic guidebook. The principal religious ceremonies of the Pueblo Indians of the Rio Grande, as well as those of the Zuni and Hopi are presented with an understanding of their background and significance. The reader learns about such colorful events as the Corn Dances and the Eagle Dance, and spectacular ceremonies like the Shalako of Zuni and the Snake-dance of the Hopis. Navajo and Apache ceremonials are covered at length, with an introduction to the life-patterns of these remarkable people. Besides the principle dances widely attended by tourists, this book discusses many of the lesser-known but equally interesting and dramatic happenings which have been a part of the religious life of Southwestern Indians for hundred of years." Some faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, two very small stains on fore edge of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light browning to spine and edges, several small chips and small closed tears, minor soiling, two small foxing marks, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE GOLD CRUSADES:  A SOCIAL HISTORY OF GOLD RUSHES, 1849-1929., Fetherling, Douglas.
44 Fetherling, Douglas. THE GOLD CRUSADES: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF GOLD RUSHES, 1849-1929.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1988 071592876 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
(259) pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "The first great international gold rush began in 1849 after news about spectacular discoveries in California leaked out to the rest of the world, setting off one of the largest peace-time migrations in history. The final one, using dog-teams as well as aircraft, took place in the wilderness of northwestern Ontario in the Roaring Twenties, when corporate manoeuvring had nearly eclipsed the fierce individualism so central to the idea of the gold rush. The period saw every type of person - saints and charlatans, nobles and peasants, plutocrats and radicals, Asians, Blacks and Europeans - racing off to the Rocky Mountains, Australia, South Africa or Alaska and the Yukon. As they gained cumulative force, the gold rushes produced certain stock characters: the happy-go-lucky millionaire, the golden-hearted prostitute, the aging veteran of some previous frontier search for one final fling. In every instance, the gold rush was not merely an anarchic type of economic development but a signal and informing event in the history of the host country. In nearly all cases, there was great tension between the forces of authority on the one hand and the miners' instinctual libertarianism on the other. Often the result was violence - followed by reform. (This book) throws new light on a popular subject and ties part of one country's history and folkore to that of the others." Small bump at each corner of boards, slight bump at top of spine, very light browning at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THRILLING CITIES., Fleming, Ian.
45 Fleming, Ian. THRILLING CITIES.
London Jonathan Cape 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Paul Davis, jacket art. 
223 pp, 9" H. White cloth spine with gilt lettering/emblem, grey marble paper-covered boards, top edge and endpapers black. Erratum slip tipped in at page 223. Dust jacket is not price clipped (30s. net) and laminate extends over rear flap. B&w photographs. "Round the world with Ian Fleming - even on paper the prospect sounds enticing. Hong Kong, Macao, Tokyo, Honolulu, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, Chicago, New York, Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna, Geneva, Naples, Monte Carlo - these are his 'thrilling cities'. He writes about them brilliantly, impressionistically, as no one else would or could, ostensibly for our entertainment yet not without giving us the benefit of some expert observation." Previous owner's small name stamp at top of title page and page preceding rear free endpaper. Bookstore label (small) at bottom of front pastedown, light browning to top/bottom edge of spine and hinge areas, very light toning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light browning to inside top/bottom edges and light toning on iside of front flap-fold, very light rubbing, a very tiny chip and a tiny tear at top of rear hinge area, very light edge wrinkling and minor wear - mainly at top of front flap-fold and bottom edge of rear panel, faint 3" scratch on rear panel, a few faint rub lines on spine, one or two very tiny bubbles in laminate on front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
DOWNTOWN: ITS RISE AND FALL, 1880-1950., Fogelson, Robert M.
46 Fogelson, Robert M. DOWNTOWN: ITS RISE AND FALL, 1880-1950.
Yale University Press, New Haven, 2001, first edition. 
492 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 030090625 B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he first history of what was once viewed as the heart of the American city. It tells the fascinating story of how downtown - and the way Americans thought about downtown - changed over time. By showing how businessmen and property owners worked to promote the well-being of downtown, even at the expense of other parts of the city, it also gives a riveting account of spatial politics in urban America. Drawing on a wide array of contemporary sources, (the author) brings downtown to life, first as 'the' business district, then as the central business district. His book vividly recreates the long-forgotten battles over subways an d skyscrapers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. And it provides a fresh, often startling perspective on elevated highways, parking bans, urban redevelopment, and other controversial issues. This groundbreaking book will b e a r e velation to scholars, city planners, policymakers, and general readers interested in American cities and American history." Two pages with tiny corner crease, very light soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very minor edge wr in k li n g, s mall soft crease on front panel. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CHARLES' GIFT:  SALUTE TO A MARYLAND HOUSE OF 1650.  WITH SIGNED LETTER., Footner, Hulbert.  (William Hulbert Footner.)
47 Footner, Hulbert. (William Hulbert Footner.) CHARLES' GIFT: SALUTE TO A MARYLAND HOUSE OF 1650. WITH SIGNED LETTER.
New York Harper & Brothers 1939 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Paul Braun & Arthur Mooney, photography. Inscribed By Author
290 pp, 8 7/8" H. Dark blue cloth spine (with gilt lettering/decoration) and corners, light blue paper-covered boards and endpapers. B&w photographs by Paul Braun, Arthur Mooney and others. Inscribed on half title page: "Norah and Chew Atkins / their book inscribed in / memory of old times by / Hulbert Footner / Jan 22nd 1940". Also included, an autograph letter signed by Footner, on Charlesgift notepaper, referring to a possible visit and mentioning that "For August everything too, is uncertain. I have a lot of theatrical business coming to a head, and it may be necessary for me to be in New York at that time." (Footner uses small x's instead of periods in the text.) The envelope is postmarked Solomons, MD, 1916. During the 1916-17 season, Footner's play "Shirley Kaye" had a reasonably successful run at the Hudson Theatre, New York and the proceeds helped in the restoration of Charles' Gift. Also laid in at front, the previously folded, chipped and wrinkled/creased front panel and flap from the original dust jacket. Hulbert Footner (1879-1944) explored large areas of Northern Canada by canoe in his early years and produced works of fiction and non-fiction based on his experiences. He was also a playwright and in later life, a successful mystery writer, creating such characters as Madame Rosika Storey. This semi-autobiographical book details the purchase and restoration of an historic house, but also looks back into the history of Calvert County and recounts the people and events that played a part in Footner's life for over thirty years. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, light browning and scattered tiny/small foxing marks on edges of text block - mainly on top and top corner, a few small foxing marks on preliminary pages and on the last few blank papes, a few tiny dents on bottom of text block. 
Price: 250.00 USD
 
 
FROM HEARTH TO COOKSTOVE:  AN AMERICAN DOMESTIC HISTORY OF GADGETS AND UTENSILS MADE OR USED IN AMERICA FROM 1700 TO 1930.  SECOND EDITION., Franklin, Linda Campbell.
48 Franklin, Linda Campbell. FROM HEARTH TO COOKSTOVE: AN AMERICAN DOMESTIC HISTORY OF GADGETS AND UTENSILS MADE OR USED IN AMERICA FROM 1700 TO 1930. SECOND EDITION.
Orlando, Florida House of Collectibles 1978 0876373392 / 9780876373392 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Paul Persoff, photographer. 
271 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "This first really complete and all-inclusive domestic history of America in the kitchen describes hundreds of implements, gadgets and utensils used by Americans from 1700 to 1930. Miss Franklin, after four years of research, has written the history of everything used in American kitchens, and has included essays on the subjects of tin, iron, and brass - t hree of the most important materials ever used in the kitchen. Hundreds of photographs of real objects, each of which she sees as an art object in its own right; and hundreds of reproduced catalog cuts will make it easy for the collector, the restoration curator, even the 20th century cook, to understand the use of each piece. She has included nearly a hundred recipes dating from the middle of the 18th century to the end of the 20th." Includes information on use and care, equivalent measures for cooking, patents, etc. Small soft crease at top corner of pages 85 to 118, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. three tiny edge tears, onr tiny edge perforation. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NEW YORK IN THE 1930s, Fuller, Samuel.
49 Fuller, Samuel. NEW YORK IN THE 1930s
Pocket Archives / Hazan, Paris, 1997. 
198 pp, 5 15/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 2850255343 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; The New York Waterfront; Downtown; Midtown; Central Park and Uptown; Bibliography. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ow nership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, faint crease on spine, book very slightly cocked. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THESE MANY QUESTS., Gander, Marsland.  (Leonard Marsland Gander.)
50 Gander, Marsland. (Leonard Marsland Gander.) AFTER THESE MANY QUESTS.
London MacDonald 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Signed by Author
367 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. B&w photographs. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "L.Marsland Gander / London, / July 9, 1950" with underscore. "Marsland Gander is a man who has 'been places and seen things', things which he records in this autobiography of a successful journalist with all the vigour and humour of a great adventure. Born and brought up in London's East End, the future War Correspondent and Radio Critic started his career on a local paper and worked his way up. Since those early days he has visited more than thirty countries and met many famous men and women. His assignments have given him an 'inside slant' on some of the biggest stories of recent times, and in several instances he is now able to disclose information which was hitherto suppressed by the censor. (He) witnessed the much criticised campaign in Southern France, the sensational capture of Leros, the Airborne drop across the Rhine and the liberation of Rome, Athens and Amster-dam. Since the war he has toured America from coast to coast and has much to say of recent radio and television developments. There are personal anecdotes of President Truman, the Pope, Bernard Shaw, H.G. Wells, George Lansbury, of famous soldiers like Montgomery and Alexander, and many others." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one page leaf with three very small or tiny chips (with opposite leaf paper tags) and a very small edge tear - also a soft wrinkle, light toning to endpapers, light toning to edges of text block and tiny foxing marks on top of text block, tiny dents on bottom edge of both boards, one tiny and one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has small chips and tears (some with creases) - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, rubbing and soiling on panels, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
FAVORITE FOOD OF FAMOUS FOLK:  WITH DIRECTIONS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF GIVEN FOR THE MOST PART BY THE FAMOUS FOLK THEMSELVES TO THE LADIES OF THE GUILD OF ST. JAMES' PARISH CHURCH., Gibson, Charles Dana; Dodge, Mary Mapes; Stockton, Frank R.; Marlowe, Julia; Davis, Rebecca Harding; Swett, Sophie; Aberdeen, Countess of; Burnett, Frances Hodgson; Anthony, Susan B.; Palmer, Potter, Mrs.; Hutton, Lawrence; Osceloa, Nancy; et al.
51 Gibson, Charles Dana; Dodge, Mary Mapes; Stockton, Frank R.; Marlowe, Julia; Davis, Rebecca Harding; Swett, Sophie; Aberdeen, Countess of; Burnett, Frances Hodgson; Anthony, Susan B.; Palmer, Potter, Mrs.; Hutton, Lawrence; Osceloa, Nancy; et al. FAVORITE FOOD OF FAMOUS FOLK: WITH DIRECTIONS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF GIVEN FOR THE MOST PART BY THE FAMOUS FOLK THEMSELVES TO THE LADIES OF THE GUILD OF ST. JAMES' PARISH CHURCH.
Louisville, Kentucky John P. Morton 1900 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
86 pp, 8 3/4" H. White cloth and black paper covers with gilt and blue lettering/decoration on front board. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Mrs. Mary M.C. Atkins / from Jno. Van Horne / Peace Valley Ky. / Jany 1 1901" - Mr. Van Horne was a former V.P. of Western Union Telegraph Co. Tissue-covered b&w frontispiece, small b&w decorations on title page and throughout text. Thin red borders to pages and red initial letters to each recipe/introduction. A collection of over 40 recipes, often with short introduction by 'celebrity' contributor, including: Chili Con Carne, Major General H.W. Lawton; Silver Pudding, Viola Allen; Eggs a la Virginia, Charles Dana Gibson; Clam Soup, Edward Everett Hale; Cold Pink, Mary Mapes Dodge; (and again) Cold Pink, Frank R. Stockton; Bishop Whittle's Jowl and Greens, Rt. Rev. Francis M. Whittle; Stewed Crabs - Cream Sauce, Julia Marlowe; Creole Jambolaya - Oyster and Chicken Jambolaya, Grace King; Charlotte Russe, Laura Clay; Thin Corn Bread, Rt. Rev. H.C. Potter; Yorkshire Tea Cakes, Frances Hodgson Burnett; Tripe and Oysters - Boston Baked Pork and Beans, "Aunt Louisa" Eldridge; Spoon Bread, Rt. Rev. Hugh Miller Thompson; African Chicken Cakes, Bishop C.C. Penick; Sofkee, Nancy Osceola; Improved Indian Pudding - Luncheon or Supper Dish, Mrs. James T. Fields; Charleston Light Dragoon Punch, Sarah Barnwell Elliott; Toasted Marshmallows, Laurence Hutton; Chicken Timable, Mrs. Potter Palmer, etc. Small bump at top corner of both boards, slight darkening to spine colour, water marks/light stains on boards, faint tiny foxing marks on fore-edge of text block, very light soiling. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
52 Gibson, James R. FARMING THE FRONTIER: THE AGRICULTURAL OPENING OF THE OREGON COUNTRY, 1786-1846.
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1985 0774802197 / 9780774802192 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
265 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w illustrations, tables. "(P)rovides the first comprehensive history of the agricultural development of the Oregon Country. Based on extensive research in primary source materials including Hudson's Bay Company documents, missionary records, and military and private papers, (this book) traces the crucial transition of the Pacific Northwest from a fur-trading outpost to an agricultural settlement - a process which also saw the shift from British to American jurisdiction in the area. Gibson explores the reasons for the development of farming, describes the localities where farming took place, and discusses the degree of its success or failure, placing particular emphasis on geographical factors such as terrain, climate, and soil type. The statistical material he has compiled adds a quantitative dimension to his findings and presents important new information about the fur trade west of the Rockies." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, one small tear and two tiny tears archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JOURNEY THROUGH NEW ENGLAND: A GUIDE.  VOLUMES 1 - 12., Grant Bowden, Mrs.  (Mary Grant Bowden.).  Frank O. Spinney, Hugh Gourley, Perry T. Rathbone, Howard C. Holman, Carl Crossman, Katherine J. Schrader, Susan Wilson, John Wilmerding, Ernest S. Dodge, Sinclair H. Hitchings, Martha G. Fales, et al.
53 Grant Bowden, Mrs. (Mary Grant Bowden.). Frank O. Spinney, Hugh Gourley, Perry T. Rathbone, Howard C. Holman, Carl Crossman, Katherine J. Schrader, Susan Wilson, John Wilmerding, Ernest S. Dodge, Sinclair H. Hitchings, Martha G. Fales, et al. JOURNEY THROUGH NEW ENGLAND: A GUIDE. VOLUMES 1 - 12.
Boston, Massachusetts Mrs. Grant Bowden Soft Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
12 volumes of "Journey Through New England: A Guide", dating from 1964 to 1975, each approx. 8 1/2" H and containing between 123 to 128 pages. The first volume is inscribed on the page titled "A Welcome": "For Clinton Toms / With every good wish - / Mary G. Bowden." B&w photographs, reproductions, advertisements for local businesses. Articles about local history, architecture, art, artists, antiques, towns & cities, museums, authors, etc., including Early American Silver / Mary Baker Eddy and Her Church / Winslow Homer at Prouts Neck / Monhegan Island / The Clipper Ship / Newburysport Illustrated / The Ship Building Town of Essex / Baking in a Brick Oven / Phillis Wheatly, America's First Black Poetess / Melville Comes to New Bedford / Benedict Arnold and the March to Quebec / Norman Rockwell - Noted Portraitist of America / Portland Glass / Emily Dickinson, Journey into Immortality / The Art of the Colonial Cabinet Maker / The Wreck of the Palatine, A Winter's Tale / Augustus Saint Gaudens and the Cornish Colony / Colonel John Stark and That Unlucky Affair at Bennington, etc., etc. Interiors - Vol 1 has a soft small crease at top corner of last four page leaves, light water stain at top inside edge of rear cover; vol 11 has a very small crease to fore-edge of pages 89 to 94; otherwise all volumes are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - Vol 1 has water stain at top 1" edge of rear cover, light soiling to rear cover, small areas of faint scuffing and some light toning on spine; vol 2 has light soiling on rear cover; vol 3 has some light rubbing and tiny scuff (last letter missing in 'A Guide') and wrinkling on spine, small price label on front cover; vol 6 has a small price label on front cover; vol 9 has a tiny light stain at top of front hinge; vol 10 has tiny bump to top of rear hinge; vol 12 has minor browning at top /bottom edges of covers; very minor edge wear to some volumes. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF FRESH-WATER FISHING., Grey, Zane.
54 Grey, Zane. TALES OF FRESH-WATER FISHING.
South Brunswick A.S. Barnes 1971 0498077896 / 9780498077890 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
277 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(This book) was first published in 1928, and has now been reprinted in a new format. With the flick of his rod and a twist of his pen, this well-known sportsman-novelist takes you with him on his trips through inland waters. From Pennsylvania to Oregon, from the calm waters of the Delware to the rushing torrents of the Klamath River, Mr. Grey casts and strikes his way. Salmon, black bass, and steelhead trout come tumbling to his line, though none too easily. There are many disappointments and many battles lost. The author tells stories of his fishing adventures with excitement and zeal. His vivid descriptions of the places he fished and the people he fished with are filled with enthusiasm. You'll learn about his techniques for outwitting the piscatorial species and the variety of baits he experimented with. You'll read about the many types of reels and rods, and those that he used. Come with Zane Grey as he takes you to the Rogue River, the most beautiful stream in Oregon, and the coldest, deepest, and swiftest he ever fished. Read about Ken, a fellow fisherman, who followed his catch down Rocky Riffle, forgetting about the deep channel below. Feel the author's anxiety as he battles with a Chinook salmon on the line. The long tug gave him aching arms and cramped hands, but he won - a prize 57-pound beauty. The 100 illustrations, many of them full-page photographs taken by the author, give you an even fuller opportunity of following every joyous tug of the line." Book slightly twisted, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, several very small tears - one with crease, very light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing with light color loss on front panel. 
Price: 42.50 USD
 
 
PIONEER INNS & TAVERNS.  VOLUME V. THE ORIGINS OF TAVERN NAMES AND SIGNS IN GREAT BRITAIN AND AMERICA., Guillet, Edwin C.
55 Guillet, Edwin C. PIONEER INNS & TAVERNS. VOLUME V. THE ORIGINS OF TAVERN NAMES AND SIGNS IN GREAT BRITAIN AND AMERICA.
Self-published, Toronto, 1962. Limited to 600 copies - this copy not numbered. 
94 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. 148 B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Tavern Names and Signs; Taverns in Literature; Names of Canadian and American Taverns. Includes reproductions of Ontario Hotel Covers. Very light edge wear. VG+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
PARTIAL RECALL., Harris, Erdman.
56 Harris, Erdman. PARTIAL RECALL.
Privately Published 1980 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
181 pp, 9" H. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs. Inscribed on front fee endpaper: "With many fond memories of luncheons at the Century and the treat of reading your books / Erdman". Personal reminiscences of Erdman Harris (of the Massey-Harris Harrises and the Shenstones on his mother's side), born in Toronto in 1898. Recounts his early days on Walmer Road in Toronto, his trip to the Delhi Durbar, boarding school life, time at Princeton University where he worked with F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Triangle Club show of 1916 (Safety First), further studies in Edinburgh, teaching in Cairo, marriage and family life, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, a few minor soiling marks and very faint liquid marks on rear cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
57 Harris, Joseph and Anderson, Samuel. Edited and with introduction by C. Ian Jackson, technical appendix by Louis M. Sebert. LETTERS FROM THE 49TH PARALLEL, 1857-1873: SELECTED CORRESPONDENCE OF JOSEPH HARRIS AND SAMUEL ANDERSON.
Champlain Society, Toronto, 2000, one of an edition of 820 copies - unnumbered. 
477 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with gold lettering and emblem on spine - no dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, figures. Selected letters of Joseph Harris (serving the U.S. government) and Samuel Anderson (serving the British government) during the Boundary Survey from Point Roberts to the Rockies (1857-62) and from the Lake of the Woods to the Rockies (1872-74). Interior - two tiny corner creases, tiny crease at top edge of pages 290-360, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - two tiny faint marks on fore-edge of textblock. NF 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE FOUNDER OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY.  STORIES OF FAMOUS AMERICAN HEROES SERIES., Hartley, Cecil B.  Introduction by G. Mercer Adam.
58 Hartley, Cecil B. Introduction by G. Mercer Adam. THE LIFE OF DANIEL BOONE, THE FOUNDER OF THE STATE OF KENTUCKY. STORIES OF FAMOUS AMERICAN HEROES SERIES.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, n.d. 
385 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, colour frontispiece. "The subject of the following biography, the celebrated Colonel Daniel Boone, is one of the most remarkable men which this country has produced. His cha racter is marked with originality, and his actions were important and influential in one of the most interesting periods of our history - that of the early settlement of Kentucky. Boone is generally acknowledged as the founder of that State . H i s h aving explored it alone to a considerable extent; his leading the earliest bands of settlers; his founding Boonesborough, the nucleus of the future State; his having defended this and other stations successfully against the attacks of th e I nd ia ns ; a nd the prominent part which he took in military affairs at this period of distress and peril, certainly render his claims to the distinguished honor of founding Kentucky very strong. But Boone, personally, reaped very little bene fi t f rom hi s p at rio tic and disinterested exertions. The lands which he had first cultivated and defended, were taken from him by the chicanery of the law; other lands granted to him by the Spanish government were lost by his inattention to le gal f or ms; and in h is old age he was without an acre of land which he could call his own. A few years before his death a small tract, such as any other settler in Missouri was entitled to, was granted him by Congress. But he has left to his nu mero us pos teri ty a nobl er inhe ritance - that of an imperishable fame in the annals of his country!" Small bump at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight browning at edges, slight fading of color on top of text block. Dus t jac ket has been pric e clip ped , has small edge chips and tears - some with creases, heavy fading to spine color, light soiling, water stain on front panel. Good+/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
59 Heming, Arthur. THE DRAMA OF THE FORESTS: ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE.
Toronto S.B. Gundy 1924 First Canadian Edition. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Arthur Heming. 
324 pp, 7 3/4" H. 14 colour plates, including frontispiece (collated). "(I) travelled twenty-three times through various parts of the vast northern woods, between Maine and Alaska, and covered thousands upon thousands of miles by canoe, pack-train, snowshoes, bateau, dog-train, buck-board, timber-raft, prairie-schooner, lumber-wagon, and 'alligator'. (B)ack again I went at all seasons of the year to encamp in that great timber-land that sweeps from the Atlantic to the Pacific. thus it has taken me thirty-three years to gather the information this volume contains - (but) I wish to explain that in compliance with the wishes of the leading actors - who actually lived their parts of this story - fictitious names have been given to the principal characters and to the principal trading posts, lakes, and rivers herein depicted. Furthermore, in order to give the reader a more interesting, complete, and faithful description of the daily and the yearly life of the forest dwellers as I have observed it, I have taken the liberty of weaving together the more interesting facts I have gathered - both first- and second-hand - into one continuous narrative as though it all happened in a single year. And in order to retain all the primitive local colour, the unique costumes, and the fascinating romance of the fur-trade days as I witnessed them in my twenties - though much of the life has already passed away - the scene is set to represent a certain year in the early (1890s)." Separation between some page gatherings (mainly at illustration locations) - pages are firm in binding, very slight bump at top corner of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, three very small stains on top of text block, minor rubbing on boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
DOCUMENTS ON CANADIAN EXTERNAL RELATIONS VOLUME 9  1942-1943.  DOCUMENTS RELATIFS AUX RELATIONS EXTERIEURES DU CANADA., Hilliker, John F., editor.
60 Hilliker, John F., editor. DOCUMENTS ON CANADIAN EXTERNAL RELATIONS VOLUME 9 1942-1943. DOCUMENTS RELATIFS AUX RELATIONS EXTERIEURES DU CANADA.
Hull, Quebec Department of External Affairs 1980 0660504642 / 9780660504643 Hard Cover Very Good 
1891 pp, 9 5/16" H. Dark maroon cloth with gilt lettering/coat of arms/banding and black title blocks on spine, gilt coat of arms on front cover. B&w photographs, fold-out map at rear. Bilingual French/English Introduction / Location of Documents / List of Persons / Captions to Illustrations / Indexes. Main text English only. This volume "deals with the evolution of Canadian policy during the middle years of the war, from the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, until the end of 1943. During those years, attention shifted from working out the bases of Canada's participation, as 'a belligerent second only to Britain as a Commonwealth military power', to an attempt to define this country's place in an Allied war effort dominated by much larger nations. That effort was important not only because Canadians were concerned about the conduct of the war itself but also because precedents were being established which would profoundly affect their interests once peace returned. It was a time of testing Canada's sovereignty and for determining the recognition which the country might expect for its contribution to victory." Chapter headings: Conduct of External Relations; Conduct of War; Post-War Planning; United Nations Organizations and Conferences; Other International Organizations and Conferences; Commonwealth Relations; Relations with the United States; Relations with France; Bilateral Relations; Appendices. Tiny bump at top of front hinge, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, minor soiling on top of text block. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
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