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FOR CAUSE AND COMRADES:  WHY MEN FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR., McPherson, James M.
61 McPherson, James M. FOR CAUSE AND COMRADES: WHY MEN FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR.
Oxford University Press, New York, 1997, 2nd printing. 
237 pp, lg 8vo (9 3/8"), hard cover in dust jacket. The author has drawn on over 25,000 letters and almost 250 private diaries from soldiers on both sides of the Civil War to determine the motivation to continue fighting through countless bloody ba ttles over four long years. Bump to top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
EINSTEIN WROTE BACK: MY LIFE IN PHYSICS., Moffat, John W.
62 Moffat, John W. EINSTEIN WROTE BACK: MY LIFE IN PHYSICS.
Thomas Allen, Toronto, 2010, first edition. 
244 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 9780887626159 "John W. Moffat was a poor student of math and science. That is, until he read Einstein's famous paper on general relativity. Realizing instantly that he had an unusual and unexplained aptitude for understanding the complex physics described in the paper, Moffat wrote a letter to Einstein that would change the course of his life. Einstein replied to Moffat and they exchanged a series of letters in which they discu ssed the theory of general relativity and Einstein's current work on unified field theory. Moffat met with Einstein's longtime colleague, the legendary Niels Bohr, at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. Astonished by the young man's self-taug h knowledge of theoretical physics, Bohr directed Moffat to Britain, where, after interviews with influential physicists including Erwin Schrodinger, he was enrolled in the graduate physics program at Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1958, Moffat wa s the first student in the College's more than 400-year history to earn a physics PhD without a prior undergraduate degree. Moffat and Einstein did not continue their correspondence, as the great man died shortly after Moffat began his studies. Ho we ver, Moffat continued, over the next fifty years, to modify and expand on Einstein's theory of gravity. (This book) tells the story of Moffat's unusual entry into the world of academia and documents his career at the frontlines of twentieth-cent ury physics as he worked and associated with some of the greatest minds in scientific history. Taking readers inside the classrooms and minds of these 'giants' of modern science, Moffat affectionately exposes the foibles and eccentricities of thes e gr eat men, as they worked on the revolutionary ideas that, today, are the very foundation of modern physics and cosmology." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of hinges and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS OF MARSHALL MCLUHAN., Molinaro, Matie; McLuhan, Corinne; Toye, William - Editors.  (Marshall McLuhan)
63 Molinaro, Matie; McLuhan, Corinne; Toye, William - Editors. (Marshall McLuhan) LETTERS OF MARSHALL MCLUHAN.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1987 0195405943 / 9780195405941 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
562 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Marshall McLuahn (1911-1980) became one of the most famous men of the sixties and seventies and the involuntary founder of an unofficial cult. His reputation as a communications theorist was established by two of many books. 'The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man' (1962) explains how society and human psychology were changed when pre-literate oral culture was supplanted with the invention of the phonetic alphabet and a manuscript culture gave way to the Gutenberg era of movable type, the printing press, and mass-produced books. 'Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man' (1964), McLuhan's most widely read book, explores the electronic age and its effects on individuals and society. The letters in this collection - which in the early years provide a fascinating background to McLuhan's life and intellectual growth - are filled with discussions of ideas that altered people's understanding of many aspects of the electronic age they lived in. They reveal not only the amiability of a man who earned the friendship and respect of many outstanding people of his day, but also his staggering knowledge of the literature of the great writers and thinkers of the past and present, which inspired him to achieve his penetrating insights into his age and to become its most renowned interpreter. Collectively they furnish a readable and comprehensible gloss on the ideas that made McLuhan's name. His correspondents - distinguished scholars and colleagues, celebrated politicians, famous journalists, and stars of popular culture - range from Woody Allen to Tom Wolfe. The letters are organized in three sections, each with a period introduction: 1931-1936 takes McLuhan through the University of Manitoba and Cambridge University. 1936-1946 covers one year's teaching at the University of Wisconsin; two years at Saint Louis University; one year, with his bride, at Cambridge for work on his Ph.D.; four more years at Saint Louis; and two at Assumption College, Windsor, Ontario. This period includes many letters to Wyndham Lewis. The last section begins in 1946, when McLuhan joined the staff of St Michael's College, University of Toronto. (Two years later he began a long correspondence with Ezra Pound.) Covering the period of McLuhan's fame, it ends in September 1979 with a letter to Pierre Elliott Trudeau, written shortly before McLuhan suffered a stroke that rendered him speechless. This rich and varied collection of over 450 letters, by a man whose thought exerted a singular influence throughout the western world, is an important contribution to the cultural history of the twentieth century." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
MY FATHER'S SON: MEMORIES OF WAR AND PEACE., Mowat, Farley
64 Mowat, Farley MY FATHER'S SON: MEMORIES OF WAR AND PEACE.
Toronto Key Porter 1992 1550134302 / 9781550134308 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
340 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, map. "In the summer of 1943, a young Farley Mowat landed on the beaches of Sicily with the First Canadian Infantry division as part of the initial Allied assault on western Europe. For a year and a half his division fought its way up the Italian 'boot' in a series of savage and bloody battles, driving the German army slowly northwards. As (he) saw his comrades killed and wounded in battle, his courage and convictions were constantly tested. His spirit was sustained, in part, by his strong relationship with his parents, especially his father. Angus Mowat, a wounded veteran of the Great War, was only able to re-enlist for home service. His many letters to his son combined idealism and his belief in the power of the written word with an enormous zest for life and instinctive irreverence for authority. 'My Father's Son' begins where Farley Mowat's earlier book about his war experiences, 'And No Birds Sang', ended, recreating the later years of the Italian campaign with its devastating effects on the young men who bore the brunt of it." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket minor edge wear, minor rubbing, small crease at top of both hinges, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BANK OF TORONTO:  RULES AND REGULATIONS.  1st MARCH, 1915., N/A.
65 N/A. THE BANK OF TORONTO: RULES AND REGULATIONS. 1st MARCH, 1915.
Bank of Toronto, Toronto, 1915. 
146 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (dark red cloth with gold lettering on front board) - no dust jacket. Several updates have been glued in or attached with straight pins. Main section headings: General Rules; Staff; Vault and Safe - Cash, etc.; Drafts, Collections, etc.; Deposit Business; Correspondence; Loans and Discounts; Business with Municipalities and School Boards; Advances under Section 88; Expense Account; Clearing House Conventions and Rules respecting Endorsements. An interesting business and social history - for example, Article 49 in the Staff Section states: "It must be clearly understood that the marriage of an officer in receipt of a salary of less than $1,000 per annum, exclusive of city or Western allowances, is not sanctioned by the Bank, and the resignation of any officer infringing this rule may be demanded." and Article 52 that: "Every officer should cultivate a readable signature and initials, and avoid a careless and illegible style of writing. In arranging for promotion, an officer who writes plainly and legibly will be given the preference, other claims being equal, while a marked deficiency in this respect will prove a serious barrier to advancement." Previous owner's name slip tipped in on front endpaper, cigarette odor, very small light bump to top corner of half the pages, light browning to edges of textblock - darkening and soiling to top of textblock, wear at corners and top/bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, several small cup-rings and liquid marks on front board, darkening to board edges/spine. Good- reading copy only. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
66 Nichol, Eric, editor. (Francis Dickens.) DICKENS OF THE MOUNTED: THE ASTONISHING LONG-LOST LETTERS OF INSPECTOR F. DICKENS NWMP, 1874-1886.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771068077 / 9780771068072 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
294 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Map on front endpapers, reproductions of letters on rear endpapers. "Few people know that Charles Dickens had a son who served in the North-West Mounted Police in the days when the Canadian West was wild. Those historians who mention his twelve years in the force (1874-1886) dismiss him as a round peg in a square hole, a fat, stammering, slightly deaf, alcoholic Englishman with a tendency to fall off his horse in the course of tense confrontations with Indian warriors. These recently discovered letters home to England set the record straight, and reveal the true Dickens. Not only do these letters tell us much about the Dickens family, even to the point of parodying 'Pa's' purple prose, they also tell us a great deal about early Canada as Dickens saw it in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Winnipeg, and in forts all across the prairies. Dickens met everyone worth meeting in the West - including Crowfoot, Gabriel Dumont, Sam Steele, Jerry Potts, and Louis Riel - and even encountered famous visitors such as Sitting Bull, the Governor General, and Col. Harry Flashman (whom he calls 'a humbug'). And while he may have blotted his copy-book surrendering Fort Pitt to Riel's rebels, we learn here that he deserves credit for inspiring the Mounties' Musical Ride and the phrase 'a Mountie always gets his man'. Editor Nichol's wonderful skills have brought this man so alive that when we part from Frank Dickens at the end of the book, we do so with the sense of having lost a friend." Small area of light browning on top of text block. Dust jacket has tiny dent on rear panel, very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
67 Nish, Cameron; Waite, P.B.; Brown, R.C.; Prang, M.E., editors. CANADIAN HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS SERIES - 3 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE FRENCH REGIME. VOLUME II. PRE-CONFEDERATION. VOLUME III. CONFEDERATION TO 1949.
Scarborough, Ontario Prentice-Hall 1965 Very Good Good 
Three volume set - volumes I & III are hard covers in dust jackets, volume II is soft cover. Volume I: The French Regime - 176 pp, hard cover in dust jacket, 9" H - "(C)ontains a fascinating collection of first-hand accounts by individuals involved in the founding and settling of Canada. Through their own words these men chronicle their ambitions, deeds, and frustrations, from the time of Jacques Cartier's first voyage of exploration in 1534 to the surrender of Montreal to the British in 1760. Consisting mostly of translations from the original French, this book of documents was compiled with the purpose of placing an emphasis on the social and economic aspects of life during the French Regime in Canada." Volume II: Pre-Confederation - 242 pp, soft cover, 8 3/4" H - "(C)overs the history of British North America from the end of the French regime to 1867. Thus the history of Nova Scotia begins with the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713; that of Canada with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. New-foundland I have commenced, a little arbitrarily, in 1713; for the Hudson's Bay Company and the West I have included the Charter of 1670. Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick begin with their official establishment as provinces carved out of the old Province of Nova Scotia, in 1769 and 1784 respect-ively. The basic element in the story illustrated in this book is preforce political and constitutional history (but) at the same time I have tried to present the way various societies in British North America lived and worked." Volume III: Confederation to 1949 - 334 pp, hard cover in dust jacket, 9" H - (A) fascinating collection of first-hand accounts by some of the individuals who were actively involved in the events that led from consolidation of Confederation to Canada in the era of Post World War II. (It) indicates how Confederation was consolidated between 1967 and 1896. The emergence of modern Canada up to 1914 is then discussed. The First World War and the new economy that followed it then leads into the depression, the Second World War and industrialism. In the last part, external affairs are traced from 1914 on and Canada's international position is evaluated." Volume I has small ghost sticker mark on free front endpaper, very light browning on free endpapers, light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small edge chips and tears, small area of surface paper loss on rear panel, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. Volume II is lightly cocked, has light edge wear, light browning to edges of text block, small sticker residue on front cover. Volume III has very light browning to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear, a small edge tear and a few tiny edge tears, light rubbing, light fading to spine color, very light browning at top of flaps, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
FOLLOWING THE DRUM: WOMEN IN WELLINGTON'S WARS., Page, F.C.G., Brigadier.  Foreword by Elizabeth Longford.
68 Page, F.C.G., Brigadier. Foreword by Elizabeth Longford. FOLLOWING THE DRUM: WOMEN IN WELLINGTON'S WARS.
Andre Deutsch, London, 1986, first edition. 
150 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0233979603 B&w illustrations. "Although the Duke of Wellington's Peninsular War and Waterloo campaigns (1808-15) have been well documented by the great military historians, biographers and diarists of the period, many general readers are unaware that it was the custom of each regiment to be accompanied by a number of wives when it left England to go to war. Now Brigadier Page has unearthed a wealth of fascinating detail a b o u t t h ese dedicated women, who made a contribution to morale, and hence to victory, that has never before been fully acknowledged. In an elegant and lively style, he describes the selection process whereby wives drew 'To-Go' of 'Not-to-Go' t ic ke ts o u t of a hat, their life on the troopships and their semi-official role as cooks and washerwomen to the invading army. He also recounts the experiences of the large entourage of Spanish, Portuguese and French women who shared the suffe rin g a nd dan ge rs en dured by their English admirers until the fighting was over, and were very often abandoned when the troops returned home. Many of the women were faithful, courageous and hardworking, others flighty and lacking in discipline , bu t th ey all cop ed with incredible harship in order to keep their families together and to bring some light and comfort into the brutal lives of the fighting soldiers. (This book weaves) authentic historical detail in accounts of individual h erois m, tr age dy a nd c ome dy, a ll of which are tremendously engaging and very well told. Culled from diaries and memoirs of the men who fought in Wellington's campaigns, and enhanced by contemporary illustrations, these stories make a genuine contri bution to schol arshi p an d prov ide a lasting tribute to the women who followed the drum." Dust jacket has been price clipped, minor wrinkle at top of spine, minor rubbing, wrinkle in laminate on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
69 Palardy, Jean. Translated by Eric McLean. THE EARLY FURNITURE OF FRENCH CANADA.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1971, reduced size reprint. 
412 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "....provides a valuable source-book of basic information on the design and workmanship of French Canadian furniture from the seventeenth to the first half of the nineteenth century. Armoires, buffets, chairs, commodes, beds and other common items are described and illustrated in detail, and the scope of the book extends to spinning-wheels, chandeliers, mantelpieces, stoves, fab r i c s , d oors, locks and latches. Objects are not treated in isolation: the settings are brilliantly recreated, with outlines of the daily lives of the 'habitants' and of the craftsmen, the use and identification of Canadian woods, a functional d es cr ip ti o n of the furniture, a comparison between French and French Canadian traditional furniture, fascinating inventories of the contents of buffets and armoires, letters and correspondence, lists of woodworkers' tools and descriptions of th eir wo rki ng me th ods. Included also are suggestions for restoring the original colour to traditional furniture, and for identifying genuine French Canadian period pieces. There are approximately 600 black-and-white photographs." Previous owne r's name on fre e f ron t endpaper, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear, tiny faint foxing marks on edges of text block, light soiling on fore-edge of text block, two small light stains on rear board, faint foxing mark s on boar ds - main ly f ront . V ery Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FATHER TO DAUGHTER:  THE FAMILY LETTERS OF MAXWELL PERKINS., Perkins, Maxwell.  Edited by Bertha Perkins Frothingham, Louise Perkins King, and Ruth King Porter.
70 Perkins, Maxwell. Edited by Bertha Perkins Frothingham, Louise Perkins King, and Ruth King Porter. FATHER TO DAUGHTER: THE FAMILY LETTERS OF MAXWELL PERKINS.
Kansas City Andews and McMeel 1995 0836204875 / 9780836204872 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Maxwell Perkins. 
213 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w drawings by Maxwell Perkins, photographs. "Among book editors, none is quite so revered as Maxwell Perkins. During the years he worked in New York City's Charles Scribner's Sons, the legendary editor helped brilliant minds focus thoughts into literature, shaped manuscripts into classics, then championed writers into best-selling authors. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, and Marcia Davenport were only a few authors who had Perkins to thank for at least some of their success. Behind the scenes, however, this literary genius was a devoted father to five daughters - Bertha, Elizabeth, Louise, Jane, and Nancy. Because he wanted the girls to know and love the family homestead in Windsor, Vermont he sent them there every summer and corresponded with them daily. From thoughts about the people he met to reminiscences of favorite family vacations, Perkins provided a vivid presence in his daughters' lives, whether he was with them or not. In (this book), the touching correspondence Perkins created for his daughters has been gathered into a memento of a great man. It is obvious that Maxwell Perkins was more than just a noted editor - he was a man with a deep and abiding love for his family." Dust jacket has soft crease along top edge of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
71 Picard, Liza. Introduced by Jenny Uglow. RESTORATION LONDON: EVERYDAY LIFE IN LONDON, 1660-1670.
London Folio Society 2012 Hard Cover Fine 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), maroon cloth blocked in gilt with design by Neil Gower - in slipcase. Pictorial endpapers, b&w and colour illustrations. Chapter headings: London; The Houses; Interiors; Gardens, Parks and Open Spaces; Communications; Medicine and Dentistry; Clothes, Jewellery, Cosmetics, Hairdressing, Washing and So On; Housework, Laundry and Shopping; Cooking, Meals, Food and Drink; Sex; The Household; Education, Literacy and Speech; Hobbies, Excursions, Family Occasions and Etiquette; Divers Events and Acts in the Law; Money, Poverty and Class; Religion and Popular Beliefs; The World Picture; Epilogue. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
WE HOPE TO GET WORD TOMORROW.  THE LETTERS OF JAMES LOUIS ('J.L.') GARVIN, HIS WIFE CHRISTINA AND THEIR SON ROLAND GERARD ('GED') 1914-1916., Pottle, Mark and Ledingham, John G.G., editors.  Foreword by Hew Strachan.  (Garvin).
72 Pottle, Mark and Ledingham, John G.G., editors. Foreword by Hew Strachan. (Garvin). WE HOPE TO GET WORD TOMORROW. THE LETTERS OF JAMES LOUIS ('J.L.') GARVIN, HIS WIFE CHRISTINA AND THEIR SON ROLAND GERARD ('GED') 1914-1916.
London Frontline 2009 1848325452 / 9781848325456 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
280 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w photographs, maps. "This fascinating collection of letters traces the exchanges between a young subaltern on the Western Front, Gerard 'Ged' Garvin, and his mother and father at home in London. Correspondence was eagerly awaited by all: Ged savoured letters home like 'Jim Hawkins trickling the doubloons through his fingers'. Equally, his mother and father were fearful that each letter they received would be the last. Few editions of First World War letters include those from home as well as those from the front. That Ged's father was J.L. Garvin - editor of the Observer newspaper and an important figure in pre-war politics - adds a further dimension to this compelling set of material. During the war J.L. Garvin was in almost daily contact with those at the head of political and military affairs (he dined with Churchill frequently) and hence his letters gave Ged an insider's view of the nerve centre. The letters are remarkable for their reflections on the war and its management - or in Garvin's view, its mismanagement - and for the descriptions and discussion of major figures of the day. His mother, Christina, meanwhile wrote of family and domestic affairs showing the impact of war on everyday life." The correspondence sadly came to an end when Ged was killed in action in July of 1916. Tiny scuff on front edge of spine, small shallow dent on rear cover. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, small shallow dent on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
73 Proulx, Gilles. BETWEEN FRANCE AND NEW FRANCE: LIFE ABOARD THE TALL SAILING SHIPS.
Toronto Dundurn Press 1984 0919670814 / 9780919670815 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
173 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). B&w and color illustrations - photographs, maps, drawings, plans. "(A)n absorbing look at life aboard the sailing vessels which plied the North Atlantic during the French colonial era in North America. Focusing on the first half of the eighteenth century and the Seven Years' War period, this book analyses four major aspects of the crossing: maritime traffic and the outfit of vessels; the Atlantic course and navigation; the people and their occupations; and life aboard the ship. Together they present a fascinating view of sea life. Gilles Proulx has used official correspondence between the Minister of Marine and the Canadian colonial authorities, and the papers siezed on boarded vessels, as well as over one hundred log-books and personal diaries, to obtain a wealth of detail about the rigours of the colonial shipboard experience." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small faint line indentation on front panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY.  VOLUME III: 1921-1929., Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors.  (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
74 Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors. (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY. VOLUME III: 1921-1929.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1992 0195409361 / 9780195409369 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
443 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. The third volume of 'The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery' reveals "Montgomery in mature mid-life, (as) her personal and professional lives are becoming even more complex. (She) juggles the demands of motherhood, parish obligations, indifferent household help, grief at the loss of older friends and family, appeals by her PEI clan for advice and assistance - everyday struggles to balance a woman's social and domestic duties. There are also triumphs and trials more closely related to her position as a best-selling author: growing fame, the successful midwifery of her new heroines 'Emily' and 'Marigold' and a more adult novel, 'The Blue Castle'; the struggle to allocate time for correspondence with publishers, fans, pen-friends - and actually to 'write'. We trace the happy conclusion of her lawsuits against an unscrupulous publisher, and the disappointing outcome of the tempest-in-a-teapot suit arising from a minor automobile accident. There are more personal worries: the Rev. Ewan Macdonald's envy of his wife's publishing and social success; the dark shadow cast by his recurrent attacks of religious melancholia; her concern lest their sons evince similar tendencies. In mid-decade, Ewan Macdonald accepts a call to Norval, Ontario and Montgomery leaves 'dear Leaskdale' with mixed feelings. In these years, LMM turns more and more to her journal to record insights and opinions not voiceable by 'the angel of the house', as well as the brief epiphanies of delight in nature's beauty that have always sustained her. Her journal is an important example of life-writing - writing in the autobiographical mode - by a complex, sensitive, successful, and suprisingly contemporary writer." Minor bumping/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, scattered very tiny foxing marks on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SHACKLETON:  HIS ANTARCTIC WRITINGS., Shackleton, Ernest.  Selected and introduced by Christopher Ralling.
75 Shackleton, Ernest. Selected and introduced by Christopher Ralling. SHACKLETON: HIS ANTARCTIC WRITINGS.
British Broadcasting Corporation, (London, 1983), Ist edition. 
264 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w and color photos, maps, reproductions. "...throws light on the character and actions of this remarkable man through a chronological selection from Shackleton's own writings, public and private. Much of the material comes from his own books, 'The Heart of the Antarctic' and 'South', both long out of print, which recount the triumphs and disasters of the 'Nimrod' and 'Endurance' expeditions with the freshness and immediacy of the diaries on which they are largely based. Together with his poetry and letters - especially those to his wife, Emily - they build up to the lively self-portrait of a many-sided, complex and fascinating man...Christopher Ralling's biographical notes provide a framework for Shackleton's own words, setting them in their time." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light rubbing, one 1" closed tear at top of front hinge, tiny tear at top of front flap-fold. NF/V G 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE OTHER VICTORIA:  THE PRINCESS ROYAL AND THE GREAT GAME OF EUROPE., Sinclair, Andrews.
76 Sinclair, Andrews. THE OTHER VICTORIA: THE PRINCESS ROYAL AND THE GREAT GAME OF EUROPE.
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1981 0297779877 / 9780297779872 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
282 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w plates. "When Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria, fell in love and married Prince Frederick, the heir to the Prussian throne, many Prussians regarded the alien Princess Royal as a British agent - when she was only being loyal to her beloved family. This absorbing book, mainly based on papers in the royal archives at Windsor Castle, shows for the first time how Queen Victoria ran an unmatched network of intelligence through her daughter's marriage and her relations in every court in Europe. The Queen and Bismarck both wanted Germany to be united, but their methods of achieveing this were opposed, and their struggle led to isolation and anguish for 'Vicky' and 'Fritz'. The author opens a spyhole on the secret history of the last century and reveals the story of a royal love that turned to royal tragedy - the tale of a princess who had to divide her loyalty between her homeland and her adopted country." Two very small corner bumps, very small bump on fore-edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor browning on spine, a few areas of edge wrinkling, bump at one corner, a few tiny line indentations on front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
77 Smith, Len. (Arthur Leonard Smith) DRAWING FIRE: THE DIARY OF A GREAT WAR SOLDIER AND ARTIST.
London Collins 2009 0007313845 / 9780007313846 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
383 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with reproductions of Len Smith's drawings and diary pages, and photographs. "Len Smith joined the City of London Regiment on his 23rd birthday in September 1914, and fought in some of the bloodiest battles of the First World War - at Loos and Vimy Ridge - before being drafted as an observer and becoming an accredited War Artist. After a severe bout of trench fever he was transferred to the Royal Engineers Special Branch where he worked on various camouflage devices. (In this book the) horrors of war in the trenches are brought to life with a rare immediacy and power - Len's colour sketches of the people and places he encountered create an extraordinary intimacy and tremendous sense of being at his side during his experiences." Very light edge wear to corners and at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor wear at bottom of spine. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE NAVY AND ITS CHAPLAINS IN THE DAYS OF SAIL., Smith, Waldo E.  Foreword by Rear Admiral H.F. Pullen.
78 Smith, Waldo E. Foreword by Rear Admiral H.F. Pullen. THE NAVY AND ITS CHAPLAINS IN THE DAYS OF SAIL.
Ryerson Press, Toronto, 1961, first edition. 
197 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In the days of sail the sailor met his God upon the sea, for it was here that he was most aware of Him as Ruler of the elements. Towards this God he showed respect. But religion was a limited fo rce for those whose lives were hardend by discomfort, exposure to cold and wet, wretched food, medical neglect and harsh discipline. Chaplains with insight came to understand the Navy's own moral code and used it to build upon. On some ship s t h e y were welcomed. On others they had to overcome indifference and, sometimes, open hostility. Waldo Smith recaptures here the flavour of this rugged bygone era." Cigarette odor, moderate browning to edges of text block, three tiny stains o n t op o f t ext block, very light edge wear, light browning on end apers, light browning on top/bottom edges of boards and on spine, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has old price sticker on front panel, light browning - mainly on sp in e a nd fla p- fo lds, several small pieces missing at edges, a few small tears archivally taped, faint small water stain at bottom inside edge of front panel. Good+/Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LIFE AND WORK OF KATE GREENAWAY., Spielman, M.H. & Layard, G.S.
79 Spielman, M.H. & Layard, G.S. THE LIFE AND WORK OF KATE GREENAWAY.
London Bracken 1986 0946495793 / 9780946495795 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Kate Greenaway. 
301 pp, 9" H. Kate Greenaway "studied art at South Kensington and the Slade, where her fellow students were Lady Butler and Helen Allingham. To start with, she worked as an illustrator and drew Valentine and Christmas cards, as well as black and white pictures for various books. Her great breakthrough came in 1877 when she met Edmund Evans and showed him the collection of drawings and poems that she had assembled. These were published by Evans as 'Under the Window', which was a runaway success and was followed by the many childrens books for which she is best known. Among these are 'Mother Goose', 'The Language of Flowers', 'Marigold Garden', 'A Apple Pie' and 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin', to name but a few. This biography, written by her friends M.H. Spielman and G.S. Layard, was published in 1905, just four years after her death. It tells the story of her life and relates the romantic circumstances of her great friendship with John Ruskin. It is required reading for all followers of Kate Greenaway and is accompaneid by over 50 colour illutrations by the artist as well as many black and white and line illustrations." Large Christmas gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, small bump with tears/chip at top edge of pages 257 to 260 - bump migrates lightly into several adjacent pages, tiny bump/wrinkle at fore-edge of first few pages, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top of spine and some light wrinkling along top edge, light wrinkling on hinges and flap-folds, two tiny light stains on inside, light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
80 Stephenson, Joan, ed. LETTERS TO LEVI: A YOUNG FISHERMAN'S MAIL.
Roseway, Lockeport, Nova Scotia, (1991), Ist ed. 
92 pp, 8vo, soft cover. A collection of letters found in an old sea chest that belonged to Levi Thomas (1872-1933) who lived in Blanche at the southwest tip of Nova Scotia. The letters were from his sister in Massachusetts, who encouraged Levi to move near her where work was more plentiful (which he did), and later letters from his family and friends back in Blanche. The last letter is the only one written by Levi to his brother James. It is a remarkable story and window on the lives of or dinary people and their trials and amusements. Minor wear to edges of covers, front hinge crease, soft crease at bottom of front cover, water mark 1/2" dia. on front hinge, minor scuffing to covers. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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