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61 McCarthy, Doris. A FOOL IN PARADISE: AN ARTIST'S EARLY LIFE.
Toronto Macfarlane Walter & Ross 1990 092191203X / 9780921912033 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
257 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "In 1926, when she was just fifteen years old, Doris McCarthy unexpectedly won a scholarship to art college. Among her mentors were the leading members of the Group of Seven: Arthur Lismer, A.Y. Jackson, J.E.H. MacDonald, and Lawren Harris. Their influence changed her life; the girl who thought herself destined to be a writer of books became instead an artist. (This book) describes the coming of age of this spirited young woman who followed an unorthodox path to happiness while struggling to establish herself in the art world of the thirties and forties. Against the backdrop of those eventful decades, she writes of a tumultuous year of study in pre-war London, adjusting to the strictures of a teaching job in the depths of the Depression, breaking loose from the conventional assumptions of the day, and finding love in unexpected places. (The) captivating memoir of her early life illuminates a period now passed, but her story resonates with remarkably timely themes: the desire for independence, the strength of friendships between girls and women, the exhilaration of creative and fulfilling work, and the search for joy and contentment in life." A small bump at top edge of front board, bottom of spine and at one corner. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - light at bottom of spine and at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADA'S AIR FORCE TODAY., Milberry, Larry.
62 Milberry, Larry. CANADA'S AIR FORCE TODAY.
CANAV, Toronto, 1987, first edition. 
152 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0075496704 "(A) comprehensive look at the many tasks and the ever-fascinating selection of aircraft making up today's Air Force. It's all here, whether a Hercules transporting aid to some d istant land or suporting troops in the field, an Aurora on maritime patrol, CF-18s on watch over the Arctic or on low-level runs across Europe, or a Labrador helicopter on a life-or-death search and rescue mission. Over 300 colour photographs a r e a t the heart of (this book), showing the aircraft at their best and in their operational environments. Every type in service is featured, as are some of the RCAF's earlier aircraft, included for a touch of nostalgia. There is the tiny Musket ee r a nd the heavyweight Boeing 707, the ancient Dakota and today's Dash 8, light helicopters and hi-tech CF-18s. (The book) also focuses on the people who are the Air Force today and shows them on the job. Various bases are also included." Tin y d in t on rear board, small bump at bottom corner of both boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small area of surface paper loss at top edge of rear endpapers near hinge. Dust jacket has tiny dint on rear panel, light rubbing, one smal l e dg e t ear - archivally taped, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spne and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 27.00 USD
 
 
THE RING., Moran, Daniel Keys.  Based on a screenplay by William Stewart and Joanne Nelsen.
63 Moran, Daniel Keys. Based on a screenplay by William Stewart and Joanne Nelsen. THE RING.
New York Doubleday 1988 0385248164 / 9780385248167 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
467 pp, 9 1/2" H "Centuries ago, men died for the chance to posses the Ring, to be the master of its powers. But the Sisterhood, which protected it, grew weary of the fighting. At last they fled to an alien planet to keep the Ring in peace. Now, in the paradise city of Parliament, the genetically designed, psychic Rulers possess the power of the Ring, which the Sisterhood still guards. On Earth, the Rulers have reigned as gods for generations. In the Arctic North Lands, Giants twice the height of human men are secretly perfecting the science of terraforming, in exchange for a share of the Ring's might. In the Valley which joins the two lands, thousands of Workers have long served as slaves to Rulers and Giants alike. Though the three races have reached an uneasy truce, war will come again. And this time the Workers will be prepared. Cain of Eastmarch, a telepath who once nearly joined the Rulers, leads the Workers. But to truly claim victory, Cain must first steal the Ring from the Sisterhood - and suffer their curse." Minor wear at bottom of hinges, very small shallow bump on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
64 Moran, Daniel Keys. Based on a screenplay by William Stewart and Joanne Nelsen. THE RING.
New York Doubleday 1988 0385248164 / 9780385248167 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
467 pp, 9 1/2" H "Centuries ago, men died for the chance to posses the Ring, to be the master of its powers. But the Sisterhood, which protected it, grew weary of the fighting. At last they fled to an alien planet to keep the Ring in peace. Now, in the paradise city of Parliament, the genetically designed, psychic Rulers possess the power of the Ring, which the Sisterhood still guards. On Earth, the Rulers have reigned as gods for generations. In the Arctic North Lands, Giants twice the height of human men are secretly perfecting the science of terraforming, in exchange for a share of the Ring's might. In the Valley which joins the two lands, thousands of Workers have long served as slaves to Rulers and Giants alike. Though the three races have reached an uneasy truce, war will come again. And this time the Workers will be prepared. Cain of Eastmarch, a telepath who once nearly joined the Rulers, leads the Workers. But to truly claim victory, Cain must first steal the Ring from the Sisterhood - and suffer their curse." Minor soiling on top of text block near spine. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling, small crease at top corner of rear flap, very light rubbing and a 1" knife mark on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
65 Mowat, Farley ORDEAL BY ICE.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Inscribed By Author
364 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map endpapers. INSCRIBED ON HALF TITLE PAGE: "POUR LE MADAME! FARLEY MOWAT 1960". "Read of the voyages of the intrepid Martin Frobisher, who found a fortune in fool's gold; of Henry Hudson's tragic end in a bay which bears his name; of Jens Munk's living nightmare which lasted a full winter and which ended with the death of 61 of his 63-man crew; of Captain Thomas James, trapped in the ice and forced to sink his ship to survive; of James Knight's unsuccessful attempt to find that elusive chimera, the North West Passage; of Captain William Scoresby and the whalers who again and again braved the ice so that the ladies of England could be properly corseted; of John Ross, who was held prisoner by the ice for four winters; of the mysterious disappearance of the Franklin Expedition and the horrifying discoveries made by his would-be rescuers; and of Charles Hall who lived as an Eskimo and showed that white men could survive in the Arctic. In this book Farley Mowat takes us on a vicarious journey through the full saga of Arctic exploration from the time of Pytheas to the present day." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at bottom corner of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, small jagged tear with crease at top of page 159/160 - archivally taped. Dust jacket has chips and edge tears with creases; light to moderate edge wear, edge wrinkling and rubbing; light fading to spine colour; 3" tear on front flap-fold; minoe soiling; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
66 Mowat, Farley SIBIR: MY DISCOVERY OF SIBERIA.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1972 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good- Signed by Author
313 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). Map endpapers, 2 b&w maps. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF TITLE PAGE. "In over 29,000 miles of Siberian travel over mountains, steppes, taiga and tundra, the author visited regions not seen by any westerner since 1917, including the diamond mines at Mirny; the golden Kolyma; the new Leningrad; and Tchersky, once the most remote place of exile in all Russia but now a burgeoning new city on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. Lively, anecdotal, highly personal, Mowat's graphic prose brings to life a people who share the top of the world with us, their hopes and aspirations, their humour, their dedication to the dramatic awakening of 'Sibir' - The Sleeping Land." Christmas gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight browning to edges of endpapers. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wear/wrinkling, moderate at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds with some very small tears and chips, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SNOW WALKER., Mowat, Farley
67 Mowat, Farley THE SNOW WALKER.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1975 0771066309 / 9780771066306 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Inscribed By Author
222 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). Inscribed by author on title page: "to Luba / with love / Farley Mowat / 75.". "(P)resents a memorable portrait of a land and its people, capturing the essence of the Arctic and of Eskimo lore. The reader meets Koonar, the first intruder from the world of the whites, who bore a strange and powerful gift to the Innuit (the People). And Angutna, who was Brother to Kipmik, the white fox - and who paid a terible price for that. Arnuk, the lost Husky, and the lone wolf. Kala, who survived by means of an act of desperation. Nakusiak, who was washed ashore on a Scottish island. These figures and many others swell to life-like proportions through the accomplished prose of Farley Mowat. Poignant in its depiction of a way of life that is no more, (it) is sure to be counted among (his) finest contributions to Canadian literature." Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, a few very light finger marks in margins of pages, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, a few tiny edge tears - some with creases, tiny ink mark at bottom edge of front flap and front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
68 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CASTLEGUARD., Muir, Dalton and Ford, Derek.  Foreword by J. Keith Fraser.
69 Muir, Dalton and Ford, Derek. Foreword by J. Keith Fraser. CASTLEGUARD.
Ottawa Ministry of Environment 1985 0660117908 / 9780660117904 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). 113 colour photographs, plus three maps. "Beside the Columbia Icefield, in Banff National Park, lies a narrow valley. One end of the valley is a barren arctic waste, newly formed by the retreat of the ice ages. Gradually, it grades into an alpine meadow and then into a northern coniferous forest. The valley and the glaciers around it gell the story of how the landscapes of Canada were formed, from the great ice ages to this summer's flowers. Partway down the valley there is a cave mouth, the sole entrance to an enormous complex of vaults and passage-ways under the valley and glacier. In the cold darkness of the Castleguard caves water has been forming and enlarging passages for hundreds of thousands of years. Glistening white stalactites, among the purest in the world, have been growing for millennia. Come celebrate Castleguard with the adventurers who have explored and photographed the austere beauty of this land shaped by water, cold and time." Contents: Foreword; Castleguard; The Two Landscapes of Castleguard; Populating a New Land; A Succession of Plant Communities; Water Makes Life Possible; The Little Ice Age; Cave Formation: The Surface; Cave Formation: Underground; Return to Light; The Experience; An Overview; Maps; Photographers/Acknowledgements. Tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing on rear panel, very small wrinkle at top of spine, 2" crease at bottom edge of rear panel, minor browning at top edge of flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
IRENE AVAALAAQIAQ:  MYTH AND REALITY., Nasby, Judith.  (Irene Avaalaaqiaq.)
70 Nasby, Judith. (Irene Avaalaaqiaq.) IRENE AVAALAAQIAQ: MYTH AND REALITY.
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 2002. 
128 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0773524401 Color and b&w illustrations. "Inuit artist Irene Avaalaaqiaq is best know for her remarkable wall hangings, which reveal a rich tradition of spirit and shamanistic imagery. In this first critical r etrospective of Avaalaaqiaq's work, Judith Nasby discusses her life and art as well as her commitment to preserving her Inuit heritage and making it accessible to an international audience." Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HOORAY FOR TODAY!  A CANADIAN CHILD'S YEAR., Newman, Fran and Boulanger, Claudette.  (Leslie McFarlane, Kerry Wood, Robert Thomas Allen, Bruce Hutchinson, Horst Schmid, Jean Little, Mona Gould, Andy O'Brien, Bess Kaplan, Bobby Hull, Carlo Italiano, Pitseolak, Miyuki Tanobe, John Diefenbaker, e
71 Newman, Fran and Boulanger, Claudette. (Leslie McFarlane, Kerry Wood, Robert Thomas Allen, Bruce Hutchinson, Horst Schmid, Jean Little, Mona Gould, Andy O'Brien, Bess Kaplan, Bobby Hull, Carlo Italiano, Pitseolak, Miyuki Tanobe, John Diefenbaker, e HOORAY FOR TODAY! A CANADIAN CHILD'S YEAR.
North Winds Press, Richmond Hill, Ontario, 1979, first edition. 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 1/4" H x 9 7/8" D), hard cover in pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 059007623X Profusely illustrated in colour with 24 full page drawings facing 24 pages of text, describing various cultural, religious and ethnic celeb rations held during the year, starting with Canada Day on July 1st. From the Calgary Stampede, Highland Games, Caribana, and Oktoberfest, to Hallowe'en, the Grey Cup, Hanukkah, Christmas and Chinese New Year through Carnaval, the Arctic Wi n t e r G a m e s, a Ukranian Easter, the Stanley Cup, Victoria Day, St. Antony's and St. Jean Baptiste Day, the varied authors cross the country and the years to show how Canadian children have, and still do, celebrate the passing of the year. Ar ea s of l i gh t br ow ning on boards, small ghost sticker mark on rear board, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES POSTAL CANCELLATIONS 1907-1986., O'Reilly, Kevin.  Inscribed by author.
72 O'Reilly, Kevin. Inscribed by author. NORTHWEST TERRITORIES POSTAL CANCELLATIONS 1907-1986.
Unitrade Press, Toronto, (1987). 
230 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. B&w reproductions, maps. "A brief introduction reviews the geographic, temporal and philatelic scope of this research. This is followed by an office-by-office historical sketch, illustrations of the markings and a listing of their known usages...Features: All impressions of devices used to cancel mail from N.W.T. post offices and accompanying registration boxes are illustrated in full size; Each cancellation has been assigned a general type code and an individual numerical suffix. (Many offices have more than one marking of a a certain type.); 13 detailed topographical maps; Important data for each post office including status, location, population of area, origin of name and name changes; Historical sketches of the settlements relating to the most significant events; The proof date (of hammers) where known; Earliest and latest dates known for cancels; Appendices including the Eastern Arctic Patrol Ship itineraries; A special feature of this study is the inclusion of United States Army Post Offices located in the N.W.T." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - a little more on front edge of spine, minor rubbing, soft creases at rear corners with light migration into adjacent pages, flat uncreased spine. VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ONLEY'S ARCTIC:  DIARIES AND PAINTINGS OF THE HIGH ARCTIC., Onley, Toni.  Foreword by George Woodcock.
73 Onley, Toni. Foreword by George Woodcock. ONLEY'S ARCTIC: DIARIES AND PAINTINGS OF THE HIGH ARCTIC.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1989 088894666X / 9780888946669 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Toni Onley. 
166 pp, 10 3/4" H. Colour and b&w illustrations - reproductions, photographs, maps. "Toni Onley made his first trip to the High Arctic in 1974 aboard a Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker, the CCGS Louis S. St. Laurent. He returned the following year, this time piloting his small flying boat on a 10,000 kilometre odyssey into the eastern Arctic from Vancouver, B.C. Eleven years later, he and poet Claude Peloquin boarded another coast guard vessel on a voyage to confirm Canada's cultural sovereignty in northern waters. During each of these trips, Onley kept a diary of his daily observations: the unexpected colour, the mysterious quality of the light, the meteoric changes in the weather, the way land and sea and sky converge to tease the eye. The diaries also make many allusions to historical events and environmental concerns, and provide a lively commentary on life abaord ship and in the air. As an artist, Onley found his paintings ready-made in a landscape stripped to its bare essentials. His three trips inspired more than 200 watercolours, prints, oils and pencil drawings, of which 122 are represented here. In these stunning works, Onley exhibits his characteristic skill with a watercolour brush, capturing the fleeting light and shadow and the fragile, vulnerable beauty of the far north." Tiny dent on top edge of front board and a very small dent on the bottom edge. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge, two tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
74 Page, Dorothy G. Research by Violet Bjerke. Edited by Ada M. And Hiram M. Drache. POLAR PILOT: THE CARL BEN EIELSON STORY.
Danville, Illinois Interstate 1992 0813429390 / 9780813429397 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
409 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Biography of pioneering cold-weather aviator, Carl Ben Eielson (1897-1929), winner of the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Harmon Trophy. Interior - small crease at bottom corner of last page and soft crease on adjacent pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very small soft crease at bottom front corner and small soft crease at bottom rear corner. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
75 Paterson, T.W. BRITISH COLUMBIA SHIPWRECKS.
Langley, B.C. Stagecoach Publishing 1976 0889830053 / 9780889830059 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
195 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The rugged coasts and rivers of British Columbia, Alaska and the Arctic Ocean have exacted a heavy toll of ships and seamen during the past 200 years. During this time, hundreds of vessels and thousands of lives have been lost to storms, uncharted reefs, treacherous currents and primitive navigational aids. Shipwreck, piracy, heroism and infamy; all have played their roles on this stormy stage of sea, ice and river rapid. (The author) covers the more spectacular of these ship disasters from the so-called 'mystery wrecks' to the comical salvage of the poor 'Nanette'. Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling/rubbing, several small edge tears archivally taped, wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE KELLY.  THE FAMOUS DESTROYER'S EPIC STORY., Poolman, Kenneth.  Foreword by Admiral the Earl Mountbatten.
76 Poolman, Kenneth. Foreword by Admiral the Earl Mountbatten. THE KELLY. THE FAMOUS DESTROYER'S EPIC STORY.
William Kimber, London, (1954), 1st. edition. 
220 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs and map. Map endpapers. "Often in the words of the men who sailed in her, Kenneth Poolman has made the story of one ship tell the larger tale of Britain in duress, fighting for he r life. We see the great battles and the long patrols of the Arctic and the Norwegian shore, of the North Sea, the Channel and the Western Approaches, and of Crete and Malta in the Mediterranean as the men of the 'Kelly' saw them; as Mountba t t e n a n d Lord Hugh Beresford saw them from the 'Kelly's' bridge, as Stoker Rogers saw them from his engine-room, as the sweethearts and wives of 'Kelly' men came to know them." The 'Kelly' was commissioned August 23rd 1939 and sunk by dive-bo mb er s Ma y 2 3r d , 1941. Small bookstore label and tiny glue mark on free front endpaper, light to moderate edge rubbing - mainly at corners and at top/bottom of spine, light wrinkling at top of spine, light rubbing on boards and on spine. Dus t j ack et li gh t t o m oderate edge wear/wrinkling, pieces missing from top and bottom of spine, is price clipped, has light browning on inside of spine, light rubbing, a few small chips and tears, old tape and wear on rear hinge - old tape at bo ttom of fro nt h ing e. Good / Poor 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 99:  SOVIET VICTORY IN THE ARCTIC., Ramsey, Winston G., editor.
77 Ramsey, Winston G., editor. AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 99: SOVIET VICTORY IN THE ARCTIC.
London Battle of Britain Prints International 1998 0306154X Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
53 pp, 11 5/8" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps. Contents: Soviet Victory in the Arctic; Wreck Discovery: Dropping Russian Abwehr Agents over Kola; Preservation: New German War Cemeteries in the East; Wreck Recovery: Secret of the Southend Sands; Readers' Investigation: The Battle of the Bulge Through the Lens; It Happened Here: The IJzendijke Explosion. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - old price sticker on front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FOR VALOUR., Reeman, Douglas.  Wraparound cover art by Geoffrey Huband.
78 Reeman, Douglas. Wraparound cover art by Geoffrey Huband. FOR VALOUR.
Heinemann, London, 2000, 1st edition. 
292 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0434007196 "Commander Graham Martineau was awarded the Victoria Cross for pressing home an attack against impossible odds. Few survived, and the crimson ribbon remains a haunting symb ol of the sacrifice of ship and men. Now, as captain of the crack Tribal Class destroyer H.M.S. Hakka, Martineau must once again call from ordinary seamen the ultimate in courage, and prepare to defend to the death vital convoys to Russia. T h e r e i s no hiding place in these bitter Arctic seas, where a pitiless enemy awaits a fatal rendezvous. All are heroes, and no man and no ship is immortal." Book light cracked at title page. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/botto m of s pi ne an d flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THERE SHALL BE WINGS:  A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE., Roberts, Leslie.
79 Roberts, Leslie. THERE SHALL BE WINGS: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Good- Fair 
290 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Leslie Roberts begins his history of the RCAF with an account of (the first flight in Canada on Baddeck Bay in 1909). Five and one-half years later the first World War broke out and (he) records the exploits in that conflict of the Canadians who took to the air in such numbers that in 1918 they constituted more than fifty percent of the flying personnel of the RAF. He describes the protracted and painful birth of the RCAF, its struggles for survival during its early days, when to justify its existence a succession of economy-minded governments assigned it such employment as flying fire-spotting patrols, carrying out search-and-rescue and mercy missions in the North, timber cruising for the provinces and photography and mapping tasks in the high Arctic. When a second World War broke out (these airmen) passed on their accumulated knowledge and experience to the young Canadians who, with their colleagues from the other Commonwealth countries, met and turned back the challenge of Hitler's Luftwaffe and shattered the wall of his European Fortress. (Roberts includes an) account of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan; of the RCAF 's participation in the Korean conflict; its contribution to NATO and the United Nations Emergency Force; and its present status as guardian of Canada's three shorelines, and our first line of defence. (A)n excellent record of flight in Canada, and of the dedicated service of the RCAF to its country in the cause of freedom." Light to moderate creases at fore-edge of approx. pages 16 to 38 - mostly on pages 17 to 20 - with small tear archivally taped, very light soiling in margin of page 16, very light browning to top and fore-edge of textblock, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to top of front board. Dust jacket has moderate edge creasing and wear, several tears archivally taped, light rubbing, 1" chip and several small chips, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THERE SHALL BE WINGS:  A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE., Roberts, Leslie.
80 Roberts, Leslie. THERE SHALL BE WINGS: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
290 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Leslie Roberts begins his history of the RCAF with an account of (the first flight in Canada on Baddeck Bay in 1909). Five and one-half years later the first World War broke out and (he) records the exploits in that conflict of the Canadians who took to the air in such numbers that in 1918 they constituted more than fifty percent of the flying personnel of the RAF. He describes the protracted and painful birth of the RCAF, its struggles for survival during its early days, when to justify its existence a succession of economy-minded governments assigned it such employment as flying fire-spotting patrols, carrying out search-and-rescue and mercy missions in the North, timber cruising for the provinces and photography and mapping tasks in the high Arctic. When a second World War broke out (these airmen) passed on their accumulated knowledge and experience to the young Canadians who, with their colleagues from the other Commonwealth countries, met and turned back the challenge of Hitler's Luftwaffe and shattered the wall of his European Fortress. (Roberts includes an) account of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan; of the RCAF 's participation in the Korean conflict; its contribution to NATO and the United Nations Emergency Force; and its present status as guardian of Canada's three shorelines, and our first line of defence. (A)n excellent record of flight in Canada, and of the dedicated service of the RCAF to its country in the cause of freedom." Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown, bump at top corner of front board - migrates lightly into first 150 pages, bump at top corner of rear board - migrates slightly into last few pages, light fading to top of spine and top of boards - also to bottom edge of spine, two very small foxing marks on front free endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, some darkening to edges of text block. Dust jacket has edge wear, creasing, tears and chips; fading to spine colour - lettering still legible; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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