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41 Cederberg, Fred. THE LONG ROAD HOME: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CANADIAN SOLDIER IN ITALY IN WORLD WAR II.
Toronto General Publishing 1984 0773601228 / 9780773601222 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
257 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings. "The Connaught Ranges - Camp Borden - Debert - Liverpool - Aldershot - Hunstanton - Salisbury Plain - London - Naples - Ortona - Orsogna - Cassino - Hitler Line - Gothic Line - Ravenna - Senio River - Avellino - Rome - Coriano Ridge - Lamone River - The Naviglio - Po Plains. These are the places burned into the memories of many veterans of the Italian Theater in World War II. Here, for the first time, is the infantryman's story - the coal miner from Cape Breton, the fisherman from the west coast, the hayshaker from the prairies - as told through the eyes of Sergeant Fred Cederberg of the Cape Breton Highlanders and Lanark and Renfrew Scottish. This is the story of the soldiers' training, their army 'home away from home' in England, landing in Naples, and facing the crack troops of the German 10th Army in mountainous central Italy." Large Christmas gift inscription on half-title page, small printing ink stain on page 159 - does not effect text, light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, several small chips and tears, scuffing on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
POLLYANNA'S PROTEGEE., Chalmers, Margaret Piper.
42 Chalmers, Margaret Piper. POLLYANNA'S PROTEGEE.
Grosset & Dunlap, New York, c1944, reprint. 
322 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers. "Friendly, cheerful Pollyanna is back again in this delightful new story, busier and more helpful than ever before. An this time she introduces to us a new heroine - ch arming Rosemary Lane, orphan daughter of a French mother and an American father. Discouraged and depressed, Rosemary is taken into Pollyanna's home, and under the loving guidance of her new friend changes from a sad, unhappy girl, to a fa s c i n a t i n g young woman. How this comes about; how Rosemary finds a long-lost relative; how she and the Pendletons mend broken hearts and lives; and what is the fate of the young men who fall in love with Rosemary, are all part of this story o f wo rt h- wh il e an d gallant people...." moderate browning to pages, Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, edges of textblock browned, one tiny corner crease, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket ha s lig ht edg e w ear /w rin kl ing - moderate at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a line of rubbing down spine - light color loss, very small faint lquid watermark on spine, a few closed tears - some with creases, a few very small chips at to p/bo tt om o f s pine , li ght rub bing . Very Good/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR:  THE OLD-TIME SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT., Charyk, John C.
43 Charyk, John C. THE BIGGEST DAY OF THE YEAR: THE OLD-TIME SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Western Producer Prairie Books 1985 0888331711 / 9780888331717 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
134 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The old-time Christmas concert is remembered almost unanimously by participants and onlookers alike as 'the biggest day of the year'. Every phase of the concert is featured in this wonderful book: from the first rehearsals to the unpredictably disastrous moments on concert night; from the welcome speech by a nervous preschooler to the climax of the program, the nativity pageant. The monologues and drills, costume songs and plays, gymnastics displays and minstrel acts are recalled vividly by participants in their own words and complemented by private photographs and treasured concert momentos. (This book) brings back the drama and excitement of the old-time school Christmas concert to all who miss it, to all who want to reminisce about it, and to all who wish to experience it for the first time." Faint erased pencil mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor browning at top edge of flap-folds, two tiny dents on front hinge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
44 Christianson, Nora D. TALES OF NORWAY FOR CHILDREN.
New York Vantage Press 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair S. Storm Syversen. 
75 pp, 81/8" H. B&w illustrations. "Here are exciting tales of Norway's giants and dwarfs, of the kind little nisse, the ugly troll, the horrible draug, the invisible huldre folke. From the beautiful Norseland's dim past and from recent adventures there, (the author) has collected an enchanting group of 'tall tales' to delight America's boys and girls. (She) has visited the old haunts of Norway's legendary 'little people'. She has seen the mysterious stone carvings and other actual physical evidence of strange, unexplained events of long ago in the land of the Norsemen. Some of these stories Mrs. Christianson heard as a child as she sat by her grandmother, who related the old tales to the accompaniement of her spinning wheel. Some she heard directly from the lips of present-day Norwegian farmers and fishermen." Minor edge wear, slight bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, is price clipped, 2" piece missing from top of spine, small sticker mark on front panel, light fading to spine, several archivally taped tears - one with creases. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
MILITARY VEHICLES OF WORLD WAR 2., Church, John.
45 Church, John. MILITARY VEHICLES OF WORLD WAR 2.
Crescent, New York, (1985). 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 125 b&w photos and 30 pages of color photos. Contents: Research and Development - Production; German Production; Waterproofing and Wadeproofing; Airportability; Cold Weather Operations. Special Purpose Vehicles - Recovery; Tank Transporters; Machinery or Mobile Workshops; Amphibians; Gun Tractors; Ambulances and Associated Medical Vehicles; Communication Vehicles; Bridging Vehicles; Miscellaneous Specialist Vehicles. Load Carrying Vehicles. Operations. Christmas insription and faint pencil erasure marks on free front endpaper, light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small, light line indentations on panels, minor rubbing. VG /V G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE WHITE DOE., Church, Richard.  Illustrated by John Ward R.A.
46 Church, Richard. Illustrated by John Ward R.A. THE WHITE DOE.
Heinemann, London, 1968, first edition. 
185 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "There is a tangled web of personal relationships between Tom the woodman's son, Billy Lander the son of the squire and boorish Harold Sims who causes trouble between them. Tom makes friends with a girl in a snowstorm, only to find she is Harold's sister. A crisis is reached when Tom and Harold confront one another during Christmas festivities at the Hall. But while these human problems trouble Tom he has anot h e r a b s o r b ing interest: the doe in the woods who comes and goes unpredictably with her mate and later with her fawn. It is a threat to the fawn which brings the latent hostility between the boys to a climax. The life of the seasons, in fo re st a n d by t he s ea -shore, plays a vivid part in this drama of suspense and final triumph of character." Small crease at bottom corner of half-title page, small scuff at top of rear board with very light trailing rub mark down board. Dust ja cke t h as v ery li ght ed ge wear/wrinkling, one very small tear and several tiny chips. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT.  (ALSO INCLUDES:  THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.), Clinton, Althea L., editor.  Illustrated by Bill Bailey.
47 Clinton, Althea L., editor. Illustrated by Bill Bailey. DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT. (ALSO INCLUDES: THE HALF-CHICK; THE LITTLE RED HEN AND THE GRAIN OF WHEAT; FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS; CHICKS; HIDE-AND-SEEK; IN THE CHICKEN YARD; FAITHFUL GOLDIE; THE MAGPIE'S NEST; WEE ROBIN'S CHRISTMAS SONG; ETC.)
Saalfield, Akron, Ohio, c1931. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover (pictorial front cover) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Additional stories, verses: Something About Tommy; Do Not Boast; The Cats and the Monkey; What Kitty Said to the China Cat; Our Barnyard; On ce There Was a Kitty; Why Cats Wash Their Faces After Eating; The Owl and the Pussy-Cat. Book light cracked at several places - pages holding well, moderate to heavy edge wear, a few scattered tiny light foxing marks and rubbing marks on b o a r d s , s l ight bump at corners. Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
48 Coleman, Jim. A HOOFPRINT ON MY HEART.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1971 0771019947 / 9780771019944 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Fair Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "In memory of / Magda Don (?) / & Duchess of York / Jim Coleman / Winnipeg". "(T)he warmly nostalgic story of a little boy who 'always wanted to own a race horse'. The boy grew up to acquire a collection of remarkably individualistic friends, some of whom were 'no better than God intended them to be'. Jim Coleman writes of his off-beat playmates, equine and human, with lively affection." Small Christmas gift inscription in ink on front pastedown, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edgewear/wrinkling/creasing, several edge tears archivally taped and very small chips, 1" chip at top of rear panel, light rubbing, a few tiny scuffs. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES CHRISTMAS TREASURY., Collins, Carolyn Strom and Eriksson, Christina Wyss.  (Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
49 Collins, Carolyn Strom and Eriksson, Christina Wyss. (Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE ANNE OF GREEN GABLES CHRISTMAS TREASURY.
Toronto Viking 1997 0670870315 / 9780670870318 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
101 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). Patterned endpapers. Profusely illustrated in colour with photographs, drawings, festive page borders. "A celebration of Christmas - Green Gables style! Inspired by Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved classic 'Anne of Green Gables', (the authors) have gathered a fascinating selection of Christmas lore, crafts, cooking and decorating ideas, complete with easy-to-follow instructions and charmingly illustrated with step-by-step drawings and glorious colour photographs. Learn how to create a Green Gables gingerbread house or make decorations for your home, such as wreaths of roseberries or Matthew's sleigh-bell door chimes. Delight your friends and family with your own gifts for 'kindred spirits': perhaps a Green Gables tea cosy or Christmas ribbon cushion. You can also recreate the holiday finery that Anne and Diana would have loved, from Anne's beaded slippers to a velvet muff for those chilly winter nights. And, by following the recipes for festive delicacies such as 'Four Winds Roast Goose', 'Mrs. Lynde's Plum Pudding' and 'Marilla's Ginger Tea', you can enjoy the sort of traditional meal that would have been served at Green Gables, Anne's House of Dreams and Ingleside." Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - minor wrinkling at top edge, tiny dent on each hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FOR FREEDOM., Creed, G.L., Squadron Leader, R.C.A.F.  Foreword by Air Marshal W.A. Bishop.
50 Creed, G.L., Squadron Leader, R.C.A.F. Foreword by Air Marshal W.A. Bishop. FOR FREEDOM.
Toronto J.M. Dent & Sons (Canada) 1942 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
60 pp, 7 7/8" H. Wartime poems by Squadron Leader G.L. Creed, R.C.A.F. Contents: For Freedom; Britain Speaks; Call to America; Our Pledge; The Penguin's Prayer; The Little Folk of London; England Expects; To the Bird of the Single Wing; One Year of War; A Great American Speaks; Would You?; Wartime Christmas; A Christmas Greeting; To My Unknown Comrade; The Heroes of Thermopylae; Quislings - and Other Nahzee Birds; Farewell to H.M.C.S. Otter; Somebody's Son; An Easter Message; They Shall Not; Roll Out the Barrel; A Mother's Prayer; While Britain Stands; Welcome to a Good Neighbour; The Unknown Soldier to His Son; Hail and Farewell to Lord Tweedsmuir; What Do You Think of the War?; Ode to Hess; 'V' - for Victory!; Invocation to the Ferry Fleet; This Man - Churchill; Message from Singapore; Two Years of War; Thank God, America!; Brothers in Arms; Christmas Credo - 1941; Democracy's Prayer for 1942; I Knew Her When; Your Hour; The Men In Battle Dress. Minor browning at top of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small edge tears with creases - archivally taped, a few tiny chips, tiny closed perforation on front hinge, light rubbing, a few faint foxing marks on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MARITIME FOLK SONGS., Creighton, Helen.  With musical transcription and chord symbols by Kenneth Peacock.
51 Creighton, Helen. With musical transcription and chord symbols by Kenneth Peacock. MARITIME FOLK SONGS.
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, Toronto, 1972. 
214 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0070929629 "In the secluded farms and fishing villages of the Maritimes are the people who have kept Canada's favourite folk songs alive over the years. It was to them that Helen Creighton turned dur ing her extensive search for the native songs that have been passed through generations of Maritimers. With musical transcriptions and chord symbols by Kenneth Peacock, the resulting collection of more than one hundred lyrics faithfully re t a i n s t h e authentic rythms and colour of Canada's Atlantic coast. Haunting Negro spirituals of Nova Scotia, simple Scottish love songs, and rollicking English sea chanties, all written in the native musical vernacular, are but some of the f ol k so ng s r ep re se nted here for the enjoyment of music lovers." Interior - Christmas label on first page, bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, small area of su rfa ce pa per l os s a t b ott om corner of front cover, very light browning, very tiny foxing marks on front cover, a few faint scuff marks on front cover, bump to top corner of covers, very light rubbing. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STORIES OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS., Crowlesmith, J., Rev.
52 Crowlesmith, J., Rev. STORIES OF KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS.
London Aldine Hard Cover Good Fair H.S. Greig. 
172 pp, 7 1/2" H. Red boards with black lettering/illustration on spine and front board. Colour frontispiece, b&w illustrations. No date, but Xmas greetings on free front endpaper dated 1936. "The stories that follow are taken from Sir Thomas Malory's 'Morte D'Arthur', the great collection of romances about King Arthur which was written in the fifteenth century, and printed first of all by Caxton. Scholars say that Arthur was a British hero, one of the leaders of the Britons against the English invaders in the sixth century. In course of time legends centred round his name in the memory of the defeated race. To the original stories the Middle Ages added others, some of which belonged to later heroes, and, finally, these were combined with various legends of the Christian Church about the finding of the Holy Grail, the cup from which Christ is said to have drunk at the Last Supper with His disciples. Thus we get the beautiful cycle of romances which shines in the pages of Malory's great book. This version has been written for younger children. As far as possible the old-world style of Malory's narrative has been preserved, while the stories chosen are those which seem to present a message to youth." Contents: Introduction; The Sword in the Stone; King Arthur sees a Strange Knight; The Sword Excalibur; Balin, the Poor Knight; The Invisible Knight; The Battle of the Brothers; The Table Round; The Merciful Knight; The Death of Merlin; King Arthur and Accolon; The Lady of the Lake; The Marvellous Giant; The Two Giants; The Disguised Knight; The Shipwreck of Sir Lamorak; Launcelot and the Dragon; Sir Bors in the Castle Adventurous; Sir Gawaine's Rescue; The Knight with the Ugly Coat; Sir Tristram and King Mark; The Story of Sir Alisander; When Sir Launcelot was Mad; Seeking the Holy Grail; Sir Galahad's Shield; Sir Launcelot and the Holy Grail; Sir Percivale and the Lion; The Holy Grail is Seen; Fed by the Holy Grail; The Death of Sir Galahad; The Poisoned Apple; The Lady of Astolat; End of the Table Round; The Death of Arthur. Light to moderate edge wear, 1" tear at bottom of front hinge, book is slightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading at top edge of spine, Christmas gift inscription on front free endpaper, wrinkling on frontispiece near gutter. Dust jacket has edge tears and chips, creases on front panel, rubbing/soiling on rear panel - light rubbing elsewhere, slight fading to spine color, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ABRAHAM LINCOLN., D'aulaire, Ingri & D'aulaire, Edgar Parin.
53 D'aulaire, Ingri & D'aulaire, Edgar Parin. ABRAHAM LINCOLN.
New York Doubleday, Doran 1945 Later Printing Hard Cover Good Good- Ingri D'aulaire & Edgar Parin D'aulaire. 
Unpaginated, 12 1/4" H. Blue cloth spine, illustrated, paper-covered boards. Map endpapers, color and b&w illustrations throughout. The author-illustrators "read everything they could find about Lincoln's life, his sayings and his ways, and also about the period in which he lived. The finished book with its richly glowing (five-color) lithographs is as deeply American as the little boy and the man it depicts - a perfect introduction to one of our most loved Americans." Winner of the 1939 Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. A few pages with soft creases at bottom edge, small very light soiling mark in margin of first text page, Christmas gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block and some toning in margins of pages, wear at bottom edge of boards and at corners, minor bumping at corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling/creasing, some small chips and tears, light browning on the inside surface, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MEMORIES WITH FOOD AT GIPSY HOUSE., Dahl, Felicity and Dahl, Roald.  Photographs by Jan Baldwin.
54 Dahl, Felicity and Dahl, Roald. Photographs by Jan Baldwin. MEMORIES WITH FOOD AT GIPSY HOUSE.
Viking / Penguin, London, 1991, first edition. 
239 pp, 10" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0670841420 B&w and colour photographs, drawings. "(A) mixture of delightfully written anecdotes covering Roald Dahl's family upbringing, his youth and early days in Africa, and his happiness at home with Liccy, his wife, and their numerous children, grandchildren and friends. For this extensive family, there is no more enjoyable way of relaxing than sharing good food and wine. The meals they enjoy together round the old pine farmhouse table a t Gipsy House are either fine examples of national dishes of their heritage - Norwegian, French, British, etc. - or favourite recipes that have delighted three generations of discerning eaters. Many recipes have acquired a particular significan c e f or the Dahl family over the years, and these are introduced with reminiscences rich in nostalgia and humour. This book has many sections. The text has been written by Roald and Liccy Dahl, their children, close family and friends. The illus tr at i on s are by Quentin Blake, photographs by Jan Baldwin and all the recipes have been cooked by Josie Fison. The recipes are for all occasions, covering family birthday parties, Christmas and Easter celebrations, Roald's passion for chocolate , o nio ns an d wine, his enthusiasm for gambling and gardening and finally, a Dahl-style chapter: Hangman's Suppers - contributed by Francis Bacon, P.D. James, John le Carre, Peter Ustinov and others. It is a medly of great reading and good cooki ng." Li ght rem ainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, one small tear archivally taped. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
EVERY IDLE DREAM., Darwin, Bernard.  Illustrated by Elinor Darwin.
55 Darwin, Bernard. Illustrated by Elinor Darwin. EVERY IDLE DREAM.
Collins, London, 1948, first edition. 
255 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Everyone who enjoys good prose or sport, and particularly both together, knows the name of Bernard Darwin whose chronicles of golf and Fourth Leaders in 'The Times' have for so many years been an almost indispensable part of life to many people. In this book Mr. Darwin tries his hand for the first time at the long essay, covering a diversity of topics in life and literature in the same easy, original way, seeing the m e a n ing behind familiar things and expressing them in his exquisitely right and simple style. The topics range from a collection of toy soldiers in childhood, through titanic matches in sport to the cosy contemplation of his sporting prints by hi s fi re side, and all alike evoke a rich and human world." Light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light foxing on rear cover and minor on rear endpapers. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkl ing , a f ew small edge tears and one small chip, slight foxing/soiling on rear panel, browning on spine, slight soiling on front panel. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
56 Davies, Robertson. Introduction by Tyrone Guthrie. EROS AT BREAKFAST AND OTHER PLAYS. CONTAINS: EROS AT BREAKFAST / THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE / HOPE DEFERRED / OVERLAID / AT THE GATES OF THE RIGHTEOUS.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good Grant Macdonald, dust jacket design. 
129 pp, 8 1/4" H. Black cloth with red lettering on spine, red title block with black lettering on front board. B&w photographs. Christmas 1949 gift inscription in ink on front free endpaper, faint water marks at top of rear endpapers - some light wavines at top of pastedown, very light foxing on rear free endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some faint foxing on boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - more at top/bottom of spine with tiny chips/tears, light browning on inside and top outside edge, light rubbing, very light soiling, two small edge tears - all tears are archivally taped. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
57 Davis, Harry. (Tasha Tudor.) THE ART OF TASHA TUDOR.
Boston Little Brown 2000 0316174939 / 9780316174930 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Tasha Tudor. 
148 pp, 11 1/8" H. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs and reproductiions. "Harry Davis draws from more than 10,000 pieces produced by Tasha Tudor, and here includes 150 of her finest paintings and drawings, including holiday cards, illustrations from her classic children's books, fashion designs she made for Pierre Deux, and samples from her personal sketchbooks. Tasha Tudor is the illustrator, author, or subject of more than ninety books, including 'The Secret Garden', one of the bestselling children's books of all time. She has left an indelible print on the traditions and celebrations of devoted fans all over the world. (She) has lived her art for three-quarters of a century, raising her own food, spinning and weaving her family's clothes, and leaving the fruits of her hobbies to the world as paramount collections - her gardens are famous, and her collection of 1830s clothing is the world's best. This is the definitve look at how Tasha Tudor's life has created her art, how her art has shaped her life, and why it is essential to view them together to best appreciate her gracious legacy. Davis provides detailed biographical information, everything from the origin of Tasha's name to how she raised four children on her own, in order to illustrate the amazing connection between her life and work. A longtime confidant, Davis details his most personal memories of the good and bad times they shared together." Light edge wear, bump at top of spine, one small light corner bump, ramainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, wrinkling at top of spine - minor wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FIGHTER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN., Deighton, Len.  Introduction by A.J.P. Taylor.
58 Deighton, Len. Introduction by A.J.P. Taylor. FIGHTER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN.
Castle, Edison, NJ, 2000, reprint. 
261 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0785812083 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps/battle plans, cartoons, drawings. "Drawing on the mastery of technical detail he displayed so brilliantly in 'Bomber' (the s tory of an RAF bombing raid), (Deighton) gives us an altogether factual and comprehensive picture of the men, the machines, the strategies (and the blunders), and the events on both sides. He shows us the British squandering precious fighter pl a n e s in a futile effort to halt the German blitzkrieg in France, and the Germans refusing to believe in the effectiveness of British radar. He compares the fire power, combat tactics, and ground control, analyzing the performance of both the pl an es ( th e Messerschmitt broke up in mid-air more often than the Spitfire) and the pilots (men such as the fabled Douglas Bader, who flew better with two artificial legs than other men with two real ones; or 'Onkel Theo' Osterkamp, a WWI German a ce who be cam e an ace in WWII as well, until he was finally ordered off combat flying at the age of forty-eight). We see the British General Staff divided against itself (after the Battle, the man most responsible for the British victory - Sir Hu gh Dowd ing , C om mander in Chief, Fighter Command - was dismissed); the German High Command, unsure of its objectives; exaggerated British claims (and an almost fatal shortage of pilots); and German technical superiority that was continually und erc ut by Nazi in c ompetence." Small Christmas gift inscription on half-title page, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny stain on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE:  HITLER'S FINAL GAMBLE., Delaforce, Patrick.
59 Delaforce, Patrick. THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE: HITLER'S FINAL GAMBLE.
Pearson, Harlow, 2006. 
430 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 1405840625 "After their success in Normandy in the summer of 1944 the Allies thought that the war would be 'over by Christmas'. But in the autumn Adolf Hitler decided to take an incredible gamble. I f it had succeeded, he would have seized the crucial supply port of Antwerp, and divided and cut off half the Allied armies in Belgium and Holland. The final outcome could have been their surrender or at best a second 'Dunkirk'. Patrick De l a f o r c e tells the story of the furious fighting and heavy losses and how close Hitler came to being successful. Featuring individual stories from the American, British and German combatants in the Ardennes battle, and illustrated with photog ra ph s an d dr aw i ngs (many from American war artists) and battle plans, this book provides a gripping account of one of the most important battles of the Second World War." Interior - small corner crease on page 207/8, very small bump to top co rne r o f las t few pa ge s, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very small crease at top corner of rear cover, two light creases down spine, small indentation on front cover. Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
SASKATOON:  A CENTURY IN PICTURES., Delainey, William P.; Duerkop, John D.; Sarjeant, William A.S.
60 Delainey, William P.; Duerkop, John D.; Sarjeant, William A.S. SASKATOON: A CENTURY IN PICTURES.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Western Producer Prairie Books 1982 0888330901 / 9780888330901 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
177 pp, 11 1/4" H. "Saskatoon began as a vision of the Temperance Colonization Society. Its members formulated a scheme for a colony in the West where a way of life free from the evils of alcohol might be fostered. Early in the spring of 1882, an advance party travelled by rail and wagon to examine their grant of land and to choose the administrative site for the settlement. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the temperance ideals had become secondary to boosterism. By 1905 discussions were underway to amalgamate the original Nutana settlement with 'Saskatoon' and Riversdale on the west side of the river. Their combined population of 4,500 allowed Saskatoon a charter under city status in 1906. By 1908 the city was served by three railway companies and the 'Hub City' station was one of the busiest in the West. (This book) brings the story of the city to life through nearly 300 photographs. It registers changes through two world wars, during the periods of prosperity and recession, into the optimism of the fifties and sixties and the more speculative expansion of the seventies." Christmas gift inscription in ink on front free endpaper, book is lightly cocked, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor glue residue at top edge of rear endpapers. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine ans flap-folds, light rubbing including faint scratches, 2" edge tear with old tape on inside, two tiny edge tears. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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