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SLEIGHS:  THE GENTLE TRANSPORTATION.  (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AS "THE SLEIGHS OF MY CHILDHOOD".), Italiano, Carlo.
41 Italiano, Carlo. SLEIGHS: THE GENTLE TRANSPORTATION. (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED AS "THE SLEIGHS OF MY CHILDHOOD".)
Tundra, Montreal, 1978. 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 7/8" H x 10 5/16" D) hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0887761054 Beautifully illustrated in colour and b&w. "Montreal, Canada, was the sleigh center of the world in the 1920s and 1930s. No other city with so much snow was so wealthy or so dependent on sleighs for its daily life. Nowhere else could such variety and ingenuity in sleighmaking be found. Except for the sighseeing sleighs with their fur rugs and shiny paint - the only ones that exist today - none of these sleighs was used for pleasure. But what pleasurable sights and sounds they presented! Here then are the authentic sleights that Carlo Italiano watched, stole rides on and drew as a child. Borrowing from his sketchbooks and many happy memories, he has created a unique book: a work of art, an invaluable historical record and a memoir of a gentler past when the only street noises were shouts and sleighbells." The 23 colour paintings show a variety of commercial and other vehicles (baked beans sleigh, Fire Department sleighs, brewery sleigh, chip wagon, CNR freight sleigh, etc.) Small bump at top of front hinge, some light rubbing on front board, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has small bump at top of front hinge, light browning. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE RIDDLES OF WIPERS:  AN APPRECIATION OF "THE WIPERS TIMES", A JOURNAL OF THE TRENCHES., Ivelaw-Chapman, John.
42 Ivelaw-Chapman, John. THE RIDDLES OF WIPERS: AN APPRECIATION OF "THE WIPERS TIMES", A JOURNAL OF THE TRENCHES.
London Leo Cooper 1997 0850524946 / 9780850524949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine 
163 pp, small 4to (10 15/16" H). Profusely illustrated with photographs, reproductions. " 'The Wipers Times' was the 'Private Eye' of the Ypres Salient during World War One. Edited, while under bombardment, by a battalion commander in the Sherwood Foresters, written by soldiers actually in the trenches and distributed by ration-wagon and ammunition-mule, the paper bears vivid witness to the shocking realities of trench warfare. Yet for all the occasional horror of its content 'The Wipers Times' was a gentle, humour-filled and satirical paper which, once its codes are cracked and its riddles solved, tells an interested reader much about the characters and personalities of the men in the British Army of the First World War. Interpretation of regular features such as the bogus music-hall advertisements that feature in every issue, columns like 'Answers to our Many Correspondents' and 'Things We Want to Know' and careful study of some of the remarkable poetry published in the paper explain to readers what it was like to be there. The mud, the gas, the shells; the fear, the courage, the humour and the bitterness; much is revealed about these and many other things in this remarkable book that unravels the eighty-year-old Riddles of Wipers." Small soiling line on top of textblock. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
43 Ivelaw-Chapman, John. THE RIDDLES OF WIPERS: AN APPRECIATION OF "THE WIPERS TIMES", A JOURNAL OF THE TRENCHES.
London Leo Cooper 1997 0850524946 / 9780850524949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
163 pp, small 4to (10 15/16" H). Profusely illustrated with photographs, reproductions. " 'The Wipers Times' was the 'Private Eye' of the Ypres Salient during World War One. Edited, while under bombardment, by a battalion commander in the Sherwood Foresters, written by soldiers actually in the trenches and distributed by ration-wagon and ammunition-mule, the paper bears vivid witness to the shocking realities of trench warfare. Yet for all the occasional horror of its content 'The Wipers Times' was a gentle, humour-filled and satirical paper which, once its codes are cracked and its riddles solved, tells an interested reader much about the characters and personalities of the men in the British Army of the First World War. Interpretation of regular features such as the bogus music-hall advertisements that feature in every issue, columns like 'Answers to our Many Correspondents' and 'Things We Want to Know' and careful study of some of the remarkable poetry published in the paper explain to readers what it was like to be there. The mud, the gas, the shells; the fear, the courage, the humour and the bitterness; much is revealed about these and many other things in this remarkable book that unravels the eighty-year-old Riddles of Wipers." Minor wrinkle at top of spine, tiny dent on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF GUELPH, 1827-1927., Johnson, Leo A.
44 Johnson, Leo A. HISTORY OF GUELPH, 1827-1927.
Guelph, Ontario Guelph Historical Society 1977 096905940X / 9780969059400 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
389 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; John Galt's Grand Design; Galt's Departure and Aftermath; Local Government and Politics; Roads and Toll Gates; Establishment of Churches; Early Schools and Social Institutions; The Coming of the Railroads; Guelph Achives Town Status; Industrial Expansion, 1847-1870; Religion and Education; Guelph becomes a City; Public Utilities, A Municipal First; Economic and Social Problems; Notes; Appendices; Index. Dust jacket has minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, some areas of light wrinkling at top edge, light fading to spine colour, a few very tiny scuffs. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
45 Katz, Michael B. THE PEOPLE OF HAMILTON, CANADA WEST: FAMILY AND CLASS IN A MID-NINETEENTH-CENTURY CITY.
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1975 0674661257 / 9780674661257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
381 pp, 9 1/2" H. Tables, graphs. "(R)econstructs the social structure, life cycle, and domestic relations within a mid-nineteenth century Canadian city. (Katz's) analysis draws on the records of the entire population found on the manuscript census, assessment rolls, city directories, newspapers, and other sources. (He) has explored the relationships between inequality, ethnicity, sex, mobility, transiency, household structure, and coming-of-age during a period of profound social change. At one level, the book describes in great detail the nature of family and society in a commercial city. Simul-taneously, it uses the patterns uncovered in Hamilton, which the author compares to those other historians have found elsewhere, to speculate about broad questions in social history and social theory. Finally, the book is an exploratory exercise in the application of quantitative techniques to social history; as such its interest lies in its method as well as its substance. The author contents that two themes - structural rigidity and individual transiencey - characterized life in the commercial city. Despite the massive flow of people into and out of the city, its basic structures remained virtually unaltered, thought the identity of its occupants changed dramatically. In part, the history of the family reflected these two themes; but the family had an independent existence as well. For, despite some structural parallells, the family served somewhat different purposes than its modern counterpart, especially the sheltering of young people during a period Katz calls 'semi-autonomy', a phase of the life cycle that virtually has disappeared." Bump and tiny tear at bottom of spine - light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has heavy creasing and small tear archivally taped at bottom of spine, very light wrinkling at top edge, light rubbing and soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A LONG COOL DAY IN HELL., Kersh, Gerald.
46 Kersh, Gerald. A LONG COOL DAY IN HELL.
Heinemann, London, 1965, first edition. 
163 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Lily Star Clarke is a veritable Little Snowdrop, as innocently sweet as can be. Yet it was she who ran down Louie Cagliaro and broke the story that killed him. And she it is who now sets out to crack the mystery of the reluctant millionaire, E. Vere Reeve. For years this enigmatic figure has lived as a recluse, protected from the Press and public by the most efficient security systems human ingenuity can devise. Nobody knows the secret of his millions; nobody knows anything about his personality or habits. Few have even seen him. Yet Lily Star Clarke has a limpid candour which tempts people to confide in her, and, armed with only this and her own transparent beauty, she takes up the millionaire's fantastic trail. This characteristic and nightmarish Kershian fable has all the snap and tang of his sardonic wit and brilliant invention." Book is slightly cocked, previous owner's name stamp at top of both pastedowns slight dust soiling on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, several tiny edge tears - some with creases, crease at top edge of rear panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
47 King, John. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE "STORY", BEING SOME REVIEWS CRITICIZING "THE STORY OF THE UPPER CANADIAN REBELLION;" ALSO, THE LETTERS IN THE MACKENZIE-ROLPH CONTROVERSY AND A CRITIQUE OF "THE NEW STORY".
James Murray, Toronto, 1886. 
150 pp, 8vo, soft cover. A rebuttal of a book published under the title "Story of the Upper Canadian Rebellion' which King says stated "(I)t would be written 'from a Liberal but non-partisan point of view.", but which wasn't from King's point of v iew. This is an ex-library copy with the usual stamps, labels, pocket and markings, Taped on inside hinge and on spine, piece missing from top of spine, rear hinge weak. Worn but complete copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ROMANTIC KENT:  MORE THAN THREE CENTURIES OF HISTORY, 1626-1952., Lauriston, Victor.
48 Lauriston, Victor. ROMANTIC KENT: MORE THAN THREE CENTURIES OF HISTORY, 1626-1952.
Chatham, Ontario Corporation of the County of Kent 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
784 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Maroon faux leather covers with gilt lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. A history of Kent County, in southwestern Ontario, covering the early pioneering days, Lord Selkirk's Baldoon Settlement, Tecumseh and Brock, the War of 1812, Rebellion of 1837, Shipbuilding on the Thames, the towns and villages, the Underground Railway, schooling, politics, the electric railway, roads, agriculture, military history, etc. etc. Old sticker glue residue at top corner of front pastedown, two small soiling marks at top corner of free front endpaper, minor edge wear, minor browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
ON THE HOMEFRONT:  A SCRAPBOOK OF CANADIAN WORLD WAR II MEMORABILIA., Lennon, Mary Jane.  In collaboration with Syd Charendoff.
49 Lennon, Mary Jane. In collaboration with Syd Charendoff. ON THE HOMEFRONT: A SCRAPBOOK OF CANADIAN WORLD WAR II MEMORABILIA.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1981 0919822436 / 9780919822436 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
128 pp, 11 3/8" H. "(A) unique and comprehensive look at what Canadians were reading, wearing, buying and doing during the years 1939 to 1945. It contains over 450 illustrations of war time memorabilia, many of which are in colour and all of which merit a second or third look. There are excerpts from newspapers and periodicals; examples of wartime regulations, cartoons and advertising. There is a wartime crossword puzzle and some wonderful nostalgic song sheet covers. There are numerous samples of wartime mail (including postcards, Christmas cards, patriotic envelopes, V-mail and censorship markings), ration tickets, savings stamp books, recruiting posters, matchbook covers and blotters. For the kids, there are wartime toys and games, bubblegum cards and the Canadians whites." Book has slight cocking, tiny scuff on rear board, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, wrinkling at top edge, light fading to color on front panel and on spine, light rubbing on rear panel, small ghost sticker mark on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
50 Lovell, John. MONTREAL DIRECTORY FOR 1869-69: CONTAINING AN ALPHABETICAL DIRECTORY OF THE CITIZENS AND A STREET DIRECTORY (WITH SUBSCRIBERS AND ADVERTISERS CLASSIFIED BUSINESS DIRECTORIES, AND A MISCELLANEOUS DIRECTORY).
Milton, Ontario Global Heritage Press 2000 1894378385 / 9781894378383 Facsimile Reprint. Hard Cover Very Good 
578 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H) - maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board. Printed in Canada on acid free paper. A facsimile reprint of an original directory, with many illustrated advertisements in b&w. Contents: Addenda; Alphabetical Directory of Citizens; Business Classified Directory of Advertisers; Index to Advertisers Names; Index to Advertisers Business; Index to Subscribers Business; Index to Street Directory; Index to Miscellaneous; Miscellaneous Directory of Banks, Benevolent and Religious Societies; Churches, Corporations, Military, Militia, Newspapers, Post Office, Railway, Steamers, &c., &c.; Preface; Street Directory; Street Index, including Avenues, Squares, Terraces, Place, Lanes, &c. A few pages with minor trimming roughness at top and bottom edges, two small partially removed labels on free front endpaper, soft crease at top corner of half-title page. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
CAMILLO RICCHIARDI, ITALIAN BOER WAR HERO., Lupini, Mario.
51 Lupini, Mario. CAMILLO RICCHIARDI, ITALIAN BOER WAR HERO.
Scripta Africana, Melville, RSA, 1988, no. 775 of limited edition of 1,000 copies. 
228 pp, 4to (11 1/8" H), burgundy faux leather covers with gold lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, integral ribbon bookmark - in slipcase. ISBN 0947025472 No. 775 of limited edition of 1,000 copies. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photog raphs. "Camillo Ricchiardi's love for war took him to South Africa to fight for the Boers, where he originated the most successful foreign volunteer corps of the Anglo-Boer War. A strict disciplinarian, he was to become the only foreign of f i c e r w h o managed to stay in control of his corps throughout the war; would remain a close aide to General Botha from their first meeting at the Tugela Front to their partings at Komatipoort; be acclaimed by the Italian colony on the Rand and P re to ri a a s th e saviour, during the dark days that followed the 'Begbie explosion', culminating in a fiery mob-march down the dusty streets of the rip-roaring mining town of Johannesburg. The Italian Scouts' renown and occasional notoriety c ata pul ted th em o nt o t he front pages of most newspapers of the time, attracting many blue-blooded noblemen who eagerly sought the adventurous forays for which Ricchiardi was to become famous. A reward of 2,000 Pounds was placed on his head b y th e Br itis h, w hic h w as furt her exacerbated by his marriage to Myra Francyska Guttman, a granddaughter of General Piet Joubert and niece by marriage of President Paul Kruger. This close association with the Boer cause found him involved dee ply w ith t he fi rst B oer emig ran ts to Argentina." Slipcase has light to moderate rubbing causing some color loss, light edge wear - mainly at corners. Fine/Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
CULTURE AND ANARCHY IN IRELAND 1890-1939.  THE FORD LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN THE HILARY TERM OF 1978., Lyons, F.S.L.
52 Lyons, F.S.L. CULTURE AND ANARCHY IN IRELAND 1890-1939. THE FORD LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN THE HILARY TERM OF 1978.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1979 0192224931 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "Irish history has traditionally been interpreted primarily in political terms as the struggle of an emerging nation to shake itself free of seven hundred years of English domination. The events of the last decade in Northern Ireland have led many people to realise that the reality is more complex, but this has left them if anything more confused than they were before. The purpose of this book is to trace concisely the outline of four conflicting cultures which co-exist in Ireland north and south. To bring their conflict to a focus they have been examined mainly within a narrow historical framework, the period 1890-1939 (defined by the two symbolic dates of the fall of Parnell and the death of Yeats), though there are some necessary excursions into a remoter past, especially in relation to Ireland. The underlying theme of the book is that no political solution has been or will be successful without a proper understanding of the intricacies of this interlocking pattern of cultures - Gaelic, English, Anglo-Irish, Ulster Protestant. The book is in essence an attempt to provide the historical basis for such an understanding." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, a previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, very light liquid stain in top margin of page 19, minor edge wear, small corner bump, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear - small surface paper loss at bottom of flap-folds, light to moderate edge wrinkling, light rubbing, 1" closed knife cut on front panel - archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF FORT WILLIAM AND PORT ARTHUR NEWSPAPERS FROM 1875., Macgillivray, George G.  Foreword by R.A. Barford.
53 Macgillivray, George G. Foreword by R.A. Barford. A HISTORY OF FORT WILLIAM AND PORT ARTHUR NEWSPAPERS FROM 1875.
Fort William, Ontario Self-published 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
101 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "It is a truism that wherever and whenever men formed settlements on this continent a newspaper of some kind would soon be born. This is that kind of story for the Twin Cities in Thunder Bay District at the head of Lake Superior. They represent, because of their isolated position in the centre of Canada, not only a typical but almost a classic situation. With no major Canadian market closer than 425 miles in one direction and 1,000 miles in the other, with no airlines or even roads to such markets and with one rail line in its infancy, newspapers in these two pioneer communities existed for many years in a relatively uncomplicated milieu. Commencing in 1875, more than 30 newspapers have been published in Fort William and Port Arthur. They have run all the way from small handwritten newspapers to the large size, well-printed and comprehensive newspapers of our time. Even though today's newspapers differ mightily in appearance and coverage of news from the old-time weeklies, one similarity has persisted through the years - genuine interest in and loyalty to their communities." From the Foreword. very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light browning on spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, light soiling on rear panel, small stain on front panel, several edge tears with old tape repair on inside. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE GLORIOUS PRIVILEGE:  THE HISTORY OF 'THE SCOTSMAN'., Magnusson, Magnus, et al.
54 Magnusson, Magnus, et al. THE GLORIOUS PRIVILEGE: THE HISTORY OF 'THE SCOTSMAN'.
Nelson, (London, 1967), Ist ed. 
196 pp, large 8vo, HC. Published to celebrate the 150th birthday of 'The Scotsman', the great Scottish newspaper. It is a lively story of how 'The Scotsman' came into being asa strongly liberal paper in a period of re-action, and how throughout it s history it has always retained its typically Scottish note of independence. Illus with many b&w photos. Dj has light edgewear and light browning to edges, bottom of spine has two closed tears up to 1/1/4" with creases and chips. VG / V G - 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ADVERTISING: SELLING THE CONSUMER., Mahin, John Lee.  Inscribed.
55 Mahin, John Lee. Inscribed. ADVERTISING: SELLING THE CONSUMER.
Doubleday, Page / Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, n.p., 1919. 
298 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board). INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "TO G.W.E. ATKINS WITH EVERY GOOD WISH JOHN LEE MAHIN". (G.W.E. Atkins was Vice President of Western Union Telegraph Comp any.) Chapter headings: Advertising Can Only Appeal to Free Dollars; How Markets Benefit Both Consumer and Producer; Salesmanship is Service; How the Salesman Becomes a Producer; Advertising is Selling the Group; What the Manufacturer Owes t h e C o n s umer; What the Consumer Owes the Manufacturer; The Tools of Advertising; Advertising Mediums; Advertising Mediums (Continued); Building and Testing an Advertisement; Application of the Five Tests; Advertising and Selling Through the Ord in ar y C ha nn el s of Trade; How the Middleman Serves the Consumer; Retail Advertising - Preparation; Retail Advertising - Methods and Mediums; Retail Advertising - Making Good; Price Maintenance; Cooperation Between Salesmen and Advertising - Sa lem an, t he Clo ser - Advertising, the Missionary; Advertising Opportunities; The Advertising Manager; The Advertising Solicitor; Mail-Order Advertising; National Advertising and Exclusive Dealers; Trademarks; Prestige-building Advertising; Can t he C omme rci al Valu e of Go od-will be Accurately Appraised?; The Advertising Agency; How Much More Can be Given the Consumer? Light foxing marks on end papers, one page with small corner crease, book lightly cracked at four places, 2" fore-edge crea se/bu mp f rom appr ox. p age 72 to 102, slight browning to pages, browning to edges of text block, one tiny corner bump, fading to spine color, scattered loss of color on rear board and bottom of front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine . Goo d- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
56 Mather, Barry and McDonald, Margaret. NEW WESTMINSTER: THE ROYAL CITY.
Vancouver J.M. Dent & Sons (Canada) and The Corporation of the City of New Westminster 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Poor 
192 pp, 8 3/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, map. "(New Westminster) aspired to and attained the position of Capital of the Crown Colony and it survived the loss of that distinction to its rival, Victoria, readjusting from political to economic concerns and becoming the hub of industry and export that it is today (1958). (This book) includes special chapters on such memorable events as, 'The Night The City Burned', and 'The Great Bank Robbery'. Yet in some respects (it) is the story of pioneer British Columbia over the past 100 years." Light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small area of browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has moderate soiling, browning to spine and flap-folds, old tape repairs, moderate edge wear/wrinkling, faint erased pencil marks on front flap, piece missing from top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OAKVILLE AND THE SIXTEEN:  THE HISTORY OF AN ONTARIO PORT., Mathews, Hazel C.  Addendum by Mrs. Frances (Robin) Ahern.
57 Mathews, Hazel C. Addendum by Mrs. Frances (Robin) Ahern. OAKVILLE AND THE SIXTEEN: THE HISTORY OF AN ONTARIO PORT.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1994, reprinted with corrections. 
521 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802018203 B&w illustrations. "Mrs. Mathews, descendant of a pioneer Oakville family, traces the development of a typical Ontario lake port and pictures social life at the various stag es of the town's development. The history is complete, beginning with the earliest settlement and ending at a period at which Oakville has changed its character completely. It is based on wide research, begun out of genuine interest and curio s i t y , into a part of the province about which very little has been written. Mrs. Mathews has combed such primary sources as family papers, local newspapers, and archive documents. She has given an intimate picture of the people, houses, and p ub li c bu il dings of Oakville, and of activities along "The Sixteen", the creek which has been so important in its life. But Mrs. Mathews does more than this. She places the development of the village and town in its proper setting in Ontario's his tor y, wi th the result that the reader learns not only about Oakville but about the social history of Southern Ontario over a long period." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, soft crease at top of rea r fl ap, ver y mi nor rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A CENTURY OF WESTERN ONTARIO:  THE STORY OF LONDON, "THE FREE PRESS," AND WESTERN ONTARIO, 1849-1959., Miller, Orlo.
58 Miller, Orlo. A CENTURY OF WESTERN ONTARIO: THE STORY OF LONDON, "THE FREE PRESS," AND WESTERN ONTARIO, 1849-1959.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
289 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w plates. "(T)he story of Southwestern Ontario as reflected in the columns of 'The London Free Press' for the last hundred years. By its very nature a newspaper is a diary of the times, a mirror held to the contemporary scene in its various aspects - local, national and international. Orlo Miller, a former staff member of (the paper), having spent several years in research, here presents a lively and readable account of what has taken place in the last ten decades. Here is no collection of dry statistical data but rather real, living, flesh-and-blood people taking part in historic incidents as reavealed in the yellowed columns. The growth of London from a struggling backwoods village to the metropolis of the smiling countryside of Western Ontario and the parallel expansion of 'The London Free Press' from a tiny weekly, struggling for survival, to one of Canada's leading daily newspapers form the twin themes from which Orlo Miller has skilfully spun a single story." Light wrinkling and light fading (1/4") at bottom of spine, very light fading to spine color. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small piece missing at top of spine, a few tiny and small edge chips, light rubbing/soiling, old tape at inside top/bottom edges, faint water stain at bottom of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
59 Moore, Peter. DAMN HIS BLOOD: BEING A TRUE AND DETAILED HISTORY OF THE MOST BARBAROUS AND INHUMANE MURDER AT ODDINGLEY AND THE QUICK AND AWFUL RETRIBUTION.
London Chatto & Windus 2012 0701186445 / 9780701186449 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
364 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The brutal murder of the Reverend George Parker in the secluded village of Oddingley on Midsummer's Day in 1806 gripped everyone from the Home Secretary in London to newspapermen across the country. It was a strange and stubborn case. The investigation lasted more than two decades, involving multiple inquests, judges and coroners, each more determined than the last to solve Oddingley's most gruesome crime - or crimes, as it turned out. (This) is a fascinating glimpse into English rural life at the beginning of the nineteenth century, so often epitomised by the civilised drawing rooms of Jane Austen or the rural idylls of Constable. England was exhausted and nervous, dogged by Pitt's war taxes, mounting inflation and the lingering threat of a French invasion. Violence was rife, particularly in rural communities where outsiders were regarded with deep suspicion. With a cast of characters straight out of Hardy, 'Damn His Blood' is a nail-biting true story of brutality, greed and ruthlessness which brings an elusive society vividly back to life." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HELL'S FOUNDATIONS:  A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF BURY IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN., Moorhouse, Geoffrey.
60 Moorhouse, Geoffrey. HELL'S FOUNDATIONS: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF BURY IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN.
Henry Holt, New York, 1992, first American edition. 
256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0805017682 B&w maps. "With a population at the time (of the First World War) of only 50,000, Bury was home base to the Lancashire Fusiliers, and though they were but one of eighty-four British regiments serving at Gallipoli, they suffered grievous losses - nearly 2,000 officers and men fell in the nine-month assault. In this original and haunting book, Geoffrey Moorhouse examines the effect Gallipoli has had for three qu a r t e r s o f a century on this Lancashire town. Using a wide range of sources - newspapers of the day, regimental archives, parish records, Imperial War Museum documents, Public Record Office papers, as well as the private papers and diaries of l oc al s (b ot h c ivilian and military), and interviews with the remaining survivors and their families - he reconstructs a social history of the town in light of the military disasters that befell it. Here is the town on the eve of war and the to wn che er ing it s men as they marched off to war. And here is the town as the news of the catastrophe gradually filtered back from the front. Here is Bury in conflict, struggling with its fierce patriotism and the demoralization Gallipoli b roug ht, try ing to reco nc ile romantic ideals with grim reality as the war dragged on for three more years and the death total neared 14,000. And here is the aftermath of the war, the broken families and broken men, in a country that wanted to forge t th e war and get on w ith lif e. Finally, here is the town today, having reached beyond grief, celebrating every Gallipoli Sunday in a salute that has metamorphosed from disaster to legend. This is social history at its best, a close-fo cus vi ew of the w ay or dinar y peop le c oped with extraordinary events. Filled with tales of courage and fear, generosity and meanspiritedness, broken hopes and broken faith, it speaks to us out of a common concern with the human condition." S light w rinkli ng at b ottom of spi ne, sma ll sc uff o n front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top of spine, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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