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O.P.P.:  THE HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE FORCE., Higley, Dahn D.
61 Higley, Dahn D. O.P.P.: THE HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE FORCE.
Toronto Queen's Printer 1984 0774389648 / 9780774389648 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
668 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The OPP came into existence (in 1909) with a total strength of fifty-one men, of whom forty-four were constables deployed across the vast province. By the end of World War I in 1918, only twenty-six constables were still serving with the force, but returning veterans were sought for enlistment with the provincials and the force grew, assuming every-increasing responsibilities for policing the province. Liquor law enforcement during the rumrunning days of the 1920s, and the creation of a highway patrol in 1930 played major parts in the evolution of the provincial police. The story of the OPP includes tales of murder, sabotage, corruption, and political influences. There were relief expeditions to the north in the wake of devastating forest fires, and confrontations with hoboes, harvesters, and loafers. Violent crimes, jail-breaks, war services, and industrial disputes all had to be contended with, and not a few members of the provincial police were killed in the performance of their duties over the years. 'Hepburn's Private Army' and 'Drew's Gestapo' gave rise to much criticism of the provincials, and embarrassing Royal Commissions did little to enhance the image or the morale of Ontario's finest. Despite the challenges to its continued existence, the OPP has emerged today as one of the finest, best equipped, and most brilliantly led police forces in the world." Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top edge.. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
ALBERT PERLIN: A BIOGRAPHY., Hollohan, Francis G.
62 Hollohan, Francis G. ALBERT PERLIN: A BIOGRAPHY.
St. John's, Newfoundland Jesperson Press 1985 0929592350 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
136 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "(G)ives a colourful account of one man's profession. Albert Perlin would have to be considered one of Newfoundland's first professional journalists and with it came an unwavering concern for his country's social, political and cultural future. Along with a view of the man, the reader is also treated to plenty of local history and an insight into the political climate leading up to Confederation. This biography, focusing on the writings and observations of Albert Perlin, is a valuable contribution to the history of journalism in Newfoundland. Interior - small printing ink mark at bottom of page 11, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small surface paper loss at top of front cover, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
TO THE ARCTIC BY CANOE 1819-1821.  THE JOURNAL AND PAINTINGS OF ROBERT HOOD, MIDSHIPMAN WITH FRANKLIN., Hood, Robert.  Edited by C. Stuart Houston.
63 Hood, Robert. Edited by C. Stuart Houston. TO THE ARCTIC BY CANOE 1819-1821. THE JOURNAL AND PAINTINGS OF ROBERT HOOD, MIDSHIPMAN WITH FRANKLIN.
Montreal Arctic Institute of North America / McGill-Queen's University Press 1975 0773501924 / 9780773501928 Reprinted with Corrections Hard Cover Fine Very Good Robert Hood. 
217 pp, 11" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps. "(In 1819, a) dedicated but ill-prepared group of Englishmen set out under instructions from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to seek for the Northwest Passage. They encountered every hardship and hazard during their two-year mission, a mission which culminated, almost inevitably, in the loss of many lives. One of those who died was a young midshipman, Robert Hood, who had, in spite of the many dangers and problems that beset the expedition, kept a remarkable and invaluable record, in words and paintings, of the experiences of this, the first Franklin expedition. Hood's journal, less formal and more lively than Franklin's official account, shows his appreciation of the beauty as well as the harshness of his surroundings and an awareness, unusual in his time, of some of the adverse effects on the native peoples and their environment of the coming of Europeans. His paintings are among the finest as well as the earliest records of the animals and birds of northern Canada." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wear and crease at top of spine, faint small line indentation on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
64 Hooton, E.R. EAGLES IN FLAMES: THE FALL OF THE LUFTWAFFE.
London Arms and Armour 1997 1854093436 / 9781854093431 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, tables. "How close did the Luftwaffe come to winning the war for Germany? Did command errors contribute to the downfall? Could more, newer and better equipped aircraft have beaten the Allies, even after the failures of 1940? Could the Luftwaffe ever have survived the unreasonable dictates of the Fuhrer? By means of deeply researched analytical text and extensive appendices, the reader is guided through the complexities of the war from 1940 to D-Day and will gain an new understanding of how the Luftwaffe snatched defeat from the jaws of victory." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, remainder mark on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling and tiny chip at top/bottom of flap-folds also a tiny tear at top of rear flap-fold - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
65 Horwood, Harold JOEY. THE LIFE AND POLITICAL TIMES OF JOEY SMALLWOOD.
Toronto Stoddart 1989 0773722939 / 9780773722934 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
348 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "(T)he first complete portrait of Joey Smallwood - the most loved, feared and hated of Newfoundlanders who, through a singular will, not only changed his country's history but also held political power continuously, almost unchallenged, for twenty-one years and eight months. Smallwood was a man who, in his time, played many parts: a union organizer who became a strike breaker, a journalist who carried on a running battle with the press, a self-proclaimed socialist whose private friends included the right-wing premier of Quebec Maurice Duplessis, the Portuguese dictator Antonio Salazar, and the most controversial president of the United States, Richard Nixon. He trusted no one and believed that the only way to get somewhere was to take the wheel himself. It was this singleness of mind and purpose that saw him through two bitter and hard-fought constitutional campaigns that would see Newfoundland enter Confederation as our tenth province. Horwood cuts through the hype and half-truths, the anecdotes and legend, to get at the man and his times." Very minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of front hinge area, minor rubbing, faint water mark at top inside of front hinge area. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ADMIRALS IN COLLISION., Hough, Richard.
66 Hough, Richard. ADMIRALS IN COLLISION.
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1959, first edition. 
174 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "On June 22nd, 1893, the British Mediterranean Fleet, the greatest naval fighting force and the most powerful weapon in the world, was on peacetime manoeuvres off Syria. The weather was fine, the sea calm, the eleven great ironclads were cruising in perfect formation at moderate speed. Then, at 3:31 p.m. the order was given from the flagship to bring the fleet, through a delicate and complex evolution, to its anchorage off Tripoli, barely three miles distant. The calamitous result of this signal was to strike horror throughout Europe and America, and to bring into disrepute the conduct, the principles of tactics and of discipline, and the fundamentals of w a r s h i p design, in the Royal Navy. The author has explored deeply into the causes of this strange and obscure catastrophe that created such outrage, but was never satisfactorily explained then, and ever since has been the subject of controv e rs y an d pr ej ud ice. The incident concerned two battleships, crack men-o'-war that were hardly safe even in peace; two admirals, strongly contrasting in temperament, intelligence and authority; and a series of fluttering flags that initiated t he ex tr aor di nar y e vol ution. Richard Hough believes that the answer to the enigma must lie in the characters of these admirals, Sir George Tryon, K.C.B., and Albert Hastings Markham; the one imperious, intimidating and self-confident; the ot her ear nes t an d w ell- inte ntio ned, but anxious and fretful. This account of their backgrounds and service careers, which sympathetically reveals their personalities (sometimes with pungent humour) makes a story which can be read as the dual biog raphi es o f men who appe ar as dest ined for explosive fusion. The events of that sultry summer afternoon....make fascinating reading for anyone interested in the sea,and in men's behaviour in crisis." Some light browning nad light wavine ss on endpa pers, faint tiny foxin g mark s on t op of text block. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has light edge wear, tiny chips and small tears - some archivally taped, minor soiling on rear panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
67 Hourani, Albert. Introduction and Afterword by Malise Ruthven. A HISTORY OF THE ARAB PEOPLES.
London Folio Society 2009 Hard Cover Fine 
659 pp, 10" H, bound in blue buckram, blocked with a design in black and gold based on Islamic script on the walls of Al-Azhar Mosque, Cairo - in black slip case. Map endpapers, colour illustrations, b&w maps. Chapter headings: A New Power in an Old World; The Formation of an Empire; The Formation of a Society; The Articulation of Islam; The Arab Muslim World; The Countryside; Cities and Their Rulers; Ways of Islam; The Culture of the 'Ulama; Divergent Paths of Thought; The Culture of Courts and People; The Ottoman Empire; Ottoman Societies; The Changing Balance of Power in the Eighteenth Century; European Power and Reforming Governments (1800-1860); European Empires and Dominant Elites (1860-1914); The Culture of Imperialism and Reform; The Climax of European Power (1914-1939); Changing Ways of Life and Thought (1914-1939); The End of the Empires (1939-1962); Changing Societies (1940s and 1950s); National Culture (1940s and 1950s); The Climax of Arabism (1950s and 1960s); Arab Unity and Disunity (since 1967); A Disturbance of Spirits (since 1967); Afteword; Maps; Tables; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Terms; Index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA CATALOGUE OF PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE.  VOLUME III:  CANADIAN SCHOOL., Hubbard, R.H.  Foreword by Charles Comfort.
68 Hubbard, R.H. Foreword by Charles Comfort. THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA CATALOGUE OF PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE. VOLUME III: CANADIAN SCHOOL.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1960 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
463 pp, 10 1/4" H. B&w reproductions. **Volume III: Canadian School** only. "In order to make the volume of maximum value, more than one thousand works have been illustrated, through necessarily some half-tones are small in size. Check lists of the War Collections and of the Royal Canadian Academy diplomas are also included. (T)he Gallery's chief curator, Dr. R.H. Hubbard, gives detailed notes on each artist and each painting and sculpture listed." Contents: Foreword; Canadian Painting and Sculpture; Abbreviations; Paintings; Sculpture; Royal Canadian Academy Diploma Collection; Check List of Works in the Study Collection; Check List of Canadian Works in the First and Second World War Collections; Index to Accession Numbers; Index to Portraits; Index to Religious, Mythological, Allegorical, Historical, and Literary Subjects; Index to Genre Subjects; Index to Topography and Landscape; Index to Artists. Previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, very light edge wear, minor fading at top/bottom edges of spine, very small faint mark on top of text block. Dust jacket heavy edge wear, 1/2" piece missing at top of spine, small chip at bottom of front panel, scattered scuffs, old tape on inside edges, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
PORT SYDNEY PAST., Johnson, George H.
69 Johnson, George H. PORT SYDNEY PAST.
Cheltenham, Ontario Boston Mills 1980 0919822274 / 9780919822276 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
64 pp, oblong (8" H x 10" D). B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "Since 1960, (the author) has been collecting data on the history of Port Sydney (Ontario) and the surrounding area. With the help of many friends who share his interest, he now has a collection of over two hundred photographs dating from the period between 1870 and 1930. In retirement, he has had the time to search for additional material in the Ontario Archives and many other sources. This book tells the story of the Village which, for a few long-forgotten years, aspired to be the metropolis of northern Muskoka." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny bump at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO, 1615-1875., Johnson, Leo A.
70 Johnson, Leo A. HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF ONTARIO, 1615-1875.
Whitby, Ontario Corporation of the County of Ontario 1973 0969099606 / 9780969099604 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
386 pp, 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings, tables. Contents: Foreword; Preface; The Native Peoples; Preparing for Settlement: Treaties and Surveys; Land Grants and Early Settlement, 1790-1820; Pioneer Society, 1790-1820; Immigration and Settlement, 1820-40; The Developing Agarian Society, 1820-40; Social Crisis: Conflict and Rebellion, 1820-40; Mercantile Development: Villages and Roads, 1840-51; Conflicting Vision: Education and Religion, 1840-51; The Creation of Ontario County; Farmer and Master Craftsman, 1851-71; Progress: The Idea and Its Proponents; Responses to Urbanization: Welfare and Education; The Building of the Railways; Social Crisis: Organization for Reform, 1871-75. Small bump at top of both hinges, tiny bump on bottom edge of both boards, small area of light soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, heavy creasing and moderate wear at top/bottom of spine, two small tears at top of spine - archivally taped, old tape on inside of bottom of spine, light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THIRTEEN DESPERATE HOURS:  A LIBERTY SHIP'S CREW AND THEIR NAVY ARMED GUARD FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL WHILE GROUNDED ON A JAPANESE-HELD ISLAND., Johnson, Marill.  (Will and Marilyn Rayment.)
71 Johnson, Marill. (Will and Marilyn Rayment.) THIRTEEN DESPERATE HOURS: A LIBERTY SHIP'S CREW AND THEIR NAVY ARMED GUARD FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL WHILE GROUNDED ON A JAPANESE-HELD ISLAND.
Sunflower University Press, Manhattan, Kansas, 2001. 
178 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0897452585 "In 36 moths of sea duty as Radio Operator on five Merchant Marine ships, co-author Will Rayment encountered air bombings, typhoons and a tsunami while transporting volatile petroleum, munitions, lan ding craft, and troops. His tours on the Tanker 'Santa Cruz', the Liberty ships 'Gilbert M. Hitchcock' and 'Albert A. Robinson', the Refrigeration ship 'Grommet Reefer', and the Victory ship 'Fenn Victory' - along with his fellow seamen - wer e p a r t of the contribution to America's war effort by much-overlooked and unsung heroes. The men of the Merchant Marine, and the U.S. Navy Armed Guard that accompanied them, endured extreme danger and hardship in their efforts to protect Ameri ca ' s fr ee do m s. Some 733 Merchant ships were sunk in the attempts to deliver America's war supplies for Allied troops. (This book) is a historically based tale of an unheralded part of World War II that needs to be remembered." Interior - cl ean a nd ti ght wi th no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
72 Johnston, Mac. CORVETTES CANADA: CONVOY VETERANS OF WWII TELL THEIR OWN TRUE STORIES.
Mississauga, Ontario John Wiley & Sons Canada 2008 0470154292 / 9780470154298 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
243 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, map. "From the fall of 1940 until May 1945, 'Corvettes Canada' follows these small warships as they shepherd convoys of merchant ships carrying weapons, food, oil, raw materials and manufactured goods from North America to the United Kingdom. On the return trip, the escorts bring back the empty ships for reloading. As told in the words of the veterans, the routines of life aboard a corvette are punctuated by sudden bursts of fierce action - the life-and-death moments for warships, merchant ships and German submarines. This was but one enemy - the other was the North Atlantic itself, a powerful force that brought severe cold, icy storms and fierce gales. In addition to the famous Newfie-Derry Run on the North Atlantic, corvettes also saw duty in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, on the Triangle Run to New York and Boston, in the Caribbean, in the Mediterranean and in the English Channel, as well as the Pacific Ocean." Previous owner's large signature, place and date on free front endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CORVETTES CANADA:  CONVOY VETERANS OF WWII TELL THEIR TRUE STORIES., Johnston, Mac.
73 Johnston, Mac. CORVETTES CANADA: CONVOY VETERANS OF WWII TELL THEIR TRUE STORIES.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1994 0075513811 / 9780075513810 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "The corvette was 'the' ship to define the Canadian navy in World War II as an escort service. From the fall of 1940 until May 1945, we follow these small warships as they shepherd convoys of merchant ships carrying weapons, food, oil, raw materials and manufactured goods from North America to the United Kingdom. On the return trip, the escorts bring back the empty vessels for reloading. We see the routines of corvette life punctuated by sudden bursts of fierce action. These are life-and-death moments for the warship escorts, the merchant ships they protect and the attacking U-boats of the German navy. But there is another enemy - the North Atlantic itself. It is a powerful force that dictates the corvette crews' living conditions and, at times, even their chances of survival. The corvettes saw action in other important areas, so our veterans tell us about the famous Triangle Run and lesser-known efforts such as trips to Labrador and escort work in the St. Lawrence River. We also learn about service in the English Channel, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and in the Pacific Ocean. This is the story of the men themselves - men from the lower deck and the wardroom. It is the story of the 123 corvettes they sailed. And in many ways the corvette story is an analogy for Canada as a whole: unprepared for war, committed to a cause, bloodied in batle - and ultimately triumphant." Creasing at fore-edge of page 113/114, slight bump/wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of hinges and flap-folds, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CORVETTES CANADA:  CONVOY VETERANS OF WWII TELL THEIR TRUE STORIES., Johnston, Mac.
74 Johnston, Mac. CORVETTES CANADA: CONVOY VETERANS OF WWII TELL THEIR TRUE STORIES.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1994 0075513811 / 9780075513810 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
310 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "The corvette was 'the' ship to define the Canadian navy in World War II as an escort service. From the fall of 1940 until May 1945, we follow these small warships as they shepherd convoys of merchant ships carrying weapons, food, oil, raw materials and manufactured goods from North America to the United Kingdom. On the return trip, the escorts bring back the empty vessels for reloading. We see the routines of corvette life punctuated by sudden bursts of fierce action. These are life-and-death moments for the warship escorts, the merchant ships they protect and the attacking U-boats of the German navy. But there is another enemy - the North Atlantic itself. It is a powerful force that dictates the corvette crews' living conditions and, at times, even their chances of survival. The corvettes saw action in other important areas, so our veterans tell us about the famous Triangle Run and lesser-known efforts such as trips to Labrador and escort work in the St. Lawrence River. We also learn about service in the English Channel, the Mediterranean, the Caribbean and in the Pacific Ocean. This is the story of the men themselves - men from the lower deck and the wardroom. It is the story of the 123 corvettes they sailed. And in many ways the corvette story is an analogy for Canada as a whole: unprepared for war, committed to a cause, bloodied in batle - and ultimately triumphant." Previous owner's signature, place & date in ink on front free endpaper; book is lightly cocked; wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; very light wear on bottom edge of boards and at corners. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing with a few small faint scratches on rear panel. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL VICTORIANS: A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY., Judd, Denis.
75 Judd, Denis. THE ROYAL VICTORIANS: A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY.
St. Martin's, New York, 1975. 
207 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "(T)ells the public and private story of an unusual 'rake's progress'. For the first sixty years of his life Edward had fought against respectability and - in so doing - confirmed the low opinion of him held by his mother, Queen Victoria. Yet, by the time of his death in 1910 only nine years after succeeding to the throne, he had become the symbol of security to a society which was uncertain and deeply divided within itself. Kept i n ignorance of State affairs by his mother, Edward spent his life as Prince of Wales pursuing pleasure and freely indulging his passions for the chase. Horses, yachts, cars and spas were among his favorite pastimes, while scandalous liaisons with ' professional beauties' nearly proved his undoing. Succinctly and entertainingly, with the aid of 250 photographs, prints and drawings, (the author) describes the life and reign of one of England's most flamboyant kings. In private life Edward VI I was a devoted husband to Alexandra and an excellent father to their children (the future George V called him 'my best friend and the best of fathers'), and once he was in office his conviviality and natural gift for diplomacy proved invaluable in en ding Britain's policy of 'splendid isolation'. It was only fitting that he should give his name to an era." Previous owner's small Christmas notation, place, date and signature on free front endpaper along with a faint erased pencil mark; light to moderate edge wear, a few tiny tears at top/bottom of spine along with light wear. Dust jacket has light wear/tiny tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small sticker removal marks on front flap, light fading to color on panels, some ar eas of light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
76 Kavanagh, L.V. HISTORY OF GOLF IN CANADA.
Don Mills, Ontario Fitzhenry and Whiteside 1973 0889020140 / 9780889020146 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
207 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(This) treasury of Canadian golf includes the complete records of the: Canadian Open Championships; Canadian Amateur Championships; Willingdon Cup Matches; Senior Championships of Canada; Canadian Junior Championships; Canadian Juvenile Championships; Interprovincial Senior and Junior Team Matches; Canadian Ladies' Open; Canadian Professional Championships. While tournament histories and records make the book invaluable to any golfer, the author has drawn on a storehouse of Canadian golf experience, gained from years of travelling the Canadian and International tournament scene, to recall colourful players, golf anecdotes, and footnotes on the Canadian style of play. Even Canada's position in the world of golf is recorded through international competition and the many international invitational matches, including individual achievements by Canadian golfers." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small star-shaped stamp mark on rear pastedown. Dust jacket has several very small edge tears archivally taped, moderate wrinkling at top edge, light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
AFRICA.  VOL. I. NORTH AFRICA & VOL. II. SOUTH AFRICA.  2 VOLUME SET.  STANFORD'S COMPENDIUM OF GEOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL (NEW ISSUE)., Keane, A.H., F.R.G.S.
77 Keane, A.H., F.R.G.S. AFRICA. VOL. I. NORTH AFRICA & VOL. II. SOUTH AFRICA. 2 VOLUME SET. STANFORD'S COMPENDIUM OF GEOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL (NEW ISSUE).
London Edward Stanford 1895 Hard Cover Good+ 
639 pp, 671 pp, 7 7/8" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spines, black lettering and gilt decoraion on front boards. The two volumes contain a total of 169 b&w illustrations (including tissue-covered frontispieces) and 20 fold-out colour maps (collated). Vol. I. Chapter headings: Intro-ductory; The Atlas Region - Marocco, Algeria, Tunisia; Tripolitana; The Sahara; The Black Zone: West, Central, and East Sudan; Inhabitants and States of Sudan; Italian North-East Africa; Egypt and Nubia. Vol. II. Chapter headings: The Cameroons and South-East Atlantic Islands; French Equatorial Africa (Gaboon and Ogoway Basins; Lower Congo); The Congo Free State; Portuguese West Africa (Angola - Benguela - Mossamedes - Hinterland); German South-West Africa (Ovampo, Damara, and Great Namaqua Lands); Cape Colony; South-East Africa (Natal with Zululand; Orange Free State and Transvaal); British South Central Africa; Portuguese East Africa (Gazaland; Mozambique); German East Africa; British East Africa; Islands in the Indian Ocean; The West African Archipelagoes. Some folding maps have some edge browning, and a few tiny edge chips, and some tears archivally taped. Volume I has light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, front board is bowed along with all pages up to page 250 - mainly due to number of folded maps, browned area on rear free endpaper due to laid-in newspaper clipping, light wrinkling at fore-edge of pages 581 to 605, light wrinkling at top corner of pages 529 to 544, front inside hinge paper is split but hinge is holding firmly, darkening to top of text block and scattered tiny foxing marks, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. Volume II has light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very small edge bumps on rear board, a few small faint stains on rear board, darkening/soiling on top of text block, split in inside hinge paper but hinges are holding firmely, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 175.00 USD
 
 
REMEMBER WITH ADVANTAGES: A HISTORY OF THE TENTH, ELEVENTH AND ROYAL HUSSARS, 1945-1992., Keown-Boyd, Henry.
78 Keown-Boyd, Henry. REMEMBER WITH ADVANTAGES: A HISTORY OF THE TENTH, ELEVENTH AND ROYAL HUSSARS, 1945-1992.
Leo Cooper, London, (1994), first edition. 
296 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, color plates. "The 10th Royal Hussars (PWO) and the 11th Hussars (PAO) were both raised in 1715 as regiments of Light Dragoons to deal with troubles north of the Scottish b order. Both went on to win huge acclaim until, and indeed after, their amalgamation in 1969 as The Royal Hussars (PWO). Now they have had to face up to yet another amalgamation to form with the 14th/20th Hussars, The King's Royal Hussars . T h i s b o ok, written by a former officer of the 11th Hussars (PAO), traces the history of the two regiments from 1945 until the first amalgamation and then details the sadly short-lived history of The Royal Hussars (PWO) up to the time of the s e co nd a ma l ga ma tion in 1992. Depressing as all that may sound, Henry Keown-Boyd shows that, in spite of all, the regimental spirit, the traditional loyalties, the time-honoured customs and the determination to succeed, survive and flouri sh. B oth re gim ent s hav e h ad numerous periods of active service since the Second World War and in this book descriptions of duties in Malaya, Arabia and Northern Ireland, among others, are much enhanced by recollections of those who took part . A l l of t he f our orig in al r egim ents now brought together have their roots deeply planted in the history of the British Army and none are likely to dispute the fact that the new King's Royal Hussars will add further laurels to the wreath. Certa in ly , thi s is a mo st wo rth y tri bute to one half of the newly formed regiment." Very faint cigarette odor, bump to top of rear hinge/spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, creasing at top of spine. VG/VG 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL:  AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY., Kerwood, John R.  With the assistance of Patricia E. Cline, Mary F. Organ and Eileen M. Bartscher.  Foreword by Henry Steele Commager.
79 Kerwood, John R. With the assistance of Patricia E. Cline, Mary F. Organ and Eileen M. Bartscher. Foreword by Henry Steele Commager. THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Norman University of Oklahoma Press 1973 0806110309 / 9780806110301 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
448 pp, 9 1/2" H. "From the time of its conception in 1790 (the Capitol) has undergone extensive alterations, additions, and refurbishing. When the United States Capitol Historical Society began to explore the possibility of issuing a history of the Capitol, it discovered an overwhelming number of books, periodicals, newspaper articles, and public documents dealing with the Capitol. The society concluded that what was needed was an annotated bibliographical guide to works concerned with the building. This book is the result. The 2,290 entries here arranged alphabetically by author or title, have been annotated with a guide to contents, pertinent pagination, headings, and chapters. A detailed index has been included for the convenience of the user. For the historian, architect, or layman who wants information about the Capitol and its development, this volume will serve as an indispensable reference guide." Two tiny corner bumps, very slight fading to color at top corner of front board. Dust jacket has original price crossed out with a different price, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one very small tear archivally taped, one very small chip, a few tiny scuffs on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
80 Kilbourn, William. INTIMATE GRANDEUR: ONE HUNDRED YEARS AT MASSEY HALL.
Toronto Stoddart 1993 0773727426 / 9780773727427 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
161 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions, colour plates. "(S)pins marvellous tales of boxing matches, typing contests, peace rallies, military musters, beauty pageants, Shakespeare in Yiddish, labour and political conventions, religious conventicles, temperance meetings, and rock and roll extravaganzas. For the past 100 years Massey Hall has witnessed a dazzling human cavalcade: Winston Churchill, Betrand Russell, Anna Pavlova, Jack Dempsey, Glenn Gould, Dr. Spock, George Gershwin, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Isadora Duncan, Stompin' Tom Connors, Rudyard Kipling, Sergei Rachmaninov, Thomas Mann, Charlie Parker, Tom Longboat, Igor Stravinsky, Eleanor Roosevelt, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Will Rogers, the Dalai Lama, and the Barenaked Ladies. All have trodden the boards of the Old Lady of Shuter Street, which has served as a kind of magic lantern displaying the tastes and passions of Canadians in the 20th century. Chronicles the personalities behind the building of the Hall and the formation of the world-renowned Mendelssohn Choir and Toronto Symphony. We meet Hart Almerrin Massey, the family patriarch who bankrolled the Hall and dedicated it to the memory of Charles Albert, one of his sons. And we encounter the genius of Dr. Augustus Vogt, the founder of the Mendelssohn, and witness the mastery and merriment of the Toronto Symphony's Sir Ernest MacMillan, a man Roberston Davies has said 'set new standards of taste, purged the repertoire, and demanded a new quality of attention'. In the end, though, it is Massey Hall that emerges as the chief character in Kilbourn's lyrical evocation of time and place." Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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