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61 Isherwood, Christopher. A SINGLE MAN.
London Methuen 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Cover art by Don Bachardy. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). "(The subject of this novel) is the consciousness of one man, during one day in 1962, in and around Los Angeles. George, the 'single man' of the title, a middle-aged professor of English, has every reason to live in the past, but even the memory of his friend, Jim, killed in a car crash, does not prevent him from resolutely living in the present. From the first moment of waking consciousness the novel fans out over the day, taking in a hilariously funny lecture on a Huxley novel, and culminating in an unexpected meeting with Kenny, one of his students, in a bar on the seafront. Mr Isherwood has never been so mercilessly frank as here - though the frankness is tempered by his usual wit and compassion." Tiny dent in top margin of page 7, very light browning to edges of text block, two tiny dents on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has publisher's clip across bottom of front flap and printed "Price 16s net in U.K. only", both flaps have the extended white areas that appear on some copies (see scan), light browning to spine and top edge of rear panel, some horizontal puckers/wrinkles in the publisher applied laminate, very minor edge wear/wrinkling. Dust jacket is now protected in removable mylar sleeve. 
Price: 95.00 USD
 
 
A KINGDOM FOR MY HORSE., Jacot, B.L.  Dust jacket illustration by Anne Linton.
62 Jacot, B.L. Dust jacket illustration by Anne Linton. A KINGDOM FOR MY HORSE.
Michael Joseph, London, 1964, first edition. 
119 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "This is the story of a small French-Canadian boy and his attachment to an old horse that belongs to the local undertaker. It is also the story of his ne'er-do-well uncle who arrives on the scene from the lumber camps full of good intentions and the best of spiritis. Uncle Jean-Marie has no money, but that wouldn't trouble him. His attitude to the ladies of the suspicious little town is watched. Jean-Marie is supposed eventually to b e j o i n i n g his brother in the family grocery business at the Supermart. Instead he is building a stable for the horse and singing in the glee club. The rather intricate relationship between Jean-Marie, his nephew and the various ladies - to s a y no th in g of t he school-teacher, Miss Rogers - comes to life in this most unusual and charming book with astonishing vividness. (It) is a story with that rarest of qualities, the subtle power of lingering in the memory, providing an exper ien ce t hat on e f ee ls one has actually shared...." Tiny closed tear at top edge of page 83/84 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of textblock - tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, previous owner's name and a birthday gift inscrip tion on fr ee f ront end pap er. Du st jacket has very tiny chips at top/bottom of flap-folds and hinges, light browning on rear panel/spine and some edges. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
63 Jenkins, Janette. LITTLE BONES.
London Chatto & Windus 2012 070118194X / 9780701181949 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
282 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "It's 1899. London. A young girl is abandoned by her feckless family and finds lodging and work assisting a doctor. But Jane Stretch is no ordinary girl, and Mr Swift is no ordinary doctor - . Jane does her best to keep up with the doctor, her twisted bones throbbing, as they hurry past the markets, stage doors and side shows to appointments in certain boarding houses across town. The young actresses who live there have problems, and Mr Swift does what is required, calmly and discreetly. Grateful to her benefactor and his wife, Jane assists him and asks no questions - the desperate young women not minding that it is a cripple girl who wipes their brows. When this unlikely pair becomes involved with a rakish music hall star, Johnny Treble, it seems that Jane's spell of good fortune is not going to last. The police come knocking - how will the doctor explain the absence of his medical certificates? How will they explain their connections to Johnny Treble's sudden death? And how will Jane argue her innocence? It seems that no amount of wand waving will make their problems disappear. 'Little Bones' conjures a tawdry, tantalising, troubling world of unclear morality and conflicting sympathies - richly evocative and full of curiosities. Two people act against their consciences simply to get by, and the choices we make are called into question. Is it possible to commit abhorrent acts without being corrupted by them?" 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
64 Katz, Michael B. THE PEOPLE OF HAMILTON, CANADA WEST: FAMILY AND CLASS IN A MID-NINETEENTH-CENTURY CITY.
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1975 0674661257 / 9780674661257 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
381 pp, 9 1/2" H. Tables, graphs. "(R)econstructs the social structure, life cycle, and domestic relations within a mid-nineteenth century Canadian city. (Katz's) analysis draws on the records of the entire population found on the manuscript census, assessment rolls, city directories, newspapers, and other sources. (He) has explored the relationships between inequality, ethnicity, sex, mobility, transiency, household structure, and coming-of-age during a period of profound social change. At one level, the book describes in great detail the nature of family and society in a commercial city. Simul-taneously, it uses the patterns uncovered in Hamilton, which the author compares to those other historians have found elsewhere, to speculate about broad questions in social history and social theory. Finally, the book is an exploratory exercise in the application of quantitative techniques to social history; as such its interest lies in its method as well as its substance. The author contents that two themes - structural rigidity and individual transiencey - characterized life in the commercial city. Despite the massive flow of people into and out of the city, its basic structures remained virtually unaltered, thought the identity of its occupants changed dramatically. In part, the history of the family reflected these two themes; but the family had an independent existence as well. For, despite some structural parallells, the family served somewhat different purposes than its modern counterpart, especially the sheltering of young people during a period Katz calls 'semi-autonomy', a phase of the life cycle that virtually has disappeared." Bump and tiny tear at bottom of spine - light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has heavy creasing and small tear archivally taped at bottom of spine, very light wrinkling at top edge, light rubbing and soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
65 Kauffmann, Stanley. THE TIGHTROPE. A NOVEL OF INFIDELITY.
Popular Library, New York, (1953). 
256 pp, mass market paperback. "Handsome Russell Conrad never intended to be unfaithful. He had everything a man could want - a good job, a loving wife, the respect of his friends. But he concealed a terrible weakness: the need to prove himself w ith every woman he met. There was Suzy, the lovely model with careless morals. Inexperienced Gwen, the college girl. Flo, whom he dismissed as 'just an office flirt'. And dozens more. He had learned to juggle them all as he walked his secret tightrope. But when Clare, the boss's wife, opens her arms to him, the tightrope stretches beyond the limits of endurance." Interior - pages moderately browned, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - ver y light edge wear, light rubbing, book slightly cocked, 1 1/2" light scratch on front cover, small light stain on top of textblock. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE GREEN LIBRARY., Keefer, Janice Kulyk.
66 Keefer, Janice Kulyk. THE GREEN LIBRARY.
HarperCollins, Toronto, 1996, first edition. 
272 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0002243709 "All Eva ever wanted was to make herself invisible. And she succeeded: she was as stable, as unremarkable as her brown-brick Toronto house. Until the day Eva feels a strange man' s eyes follow her every move and she knows she has been exposed. Until the day an unmarked envelope slips through her mail box. It contains only the fragment of a 1930s photograph, but it hints of secrets untold - and it explodes Eva's car e f u l l y c onstructed world. The woman in the photograph means nothing to Eva. It's the boy who takes her breath away: he is identical to her own eleven-year-old son, Ben. Driven by a need she scarcely understands herself, Evan turns her back o n he r sa fe li fe and begins a compelling journey that reaches deep into memory and the unknown history of her family. Stripping away her adult defences, she confronts the painful enigmas of her childhood: her beautiful mother, haunted by the lov e she h as los t ; h er distant and helpless father; a Ukrainian immigrant family whose powerful connection with her life can no longer be ignored. Eve's quest to reclaim the past leads her away from Toronto to the foreign ground of Kiev, to a man s he h as nev er f or gott en and to the discovery of passion's risks and intense joys. Sharpened by the beautiful precision that has made (the author) on of Canada's most acclaimed writers, (this) is a rich, complex tale of love, betrayal an d the pr ofoun d n eed to be lon g to a place and a people." Soft crease on top half of pages 189 to 204. Dust jacket has several creases down fore-edge of front flap, small area of sticker removal damage to laminate on front panel. Very Good/Ve ry Goo d- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SIDEWAYS ON A SCOOTER: LIFE AND LOVE IN INDIA., Kennedy, Miranda.
67 Kennedy, Miranda. SIDEWAYS ON A SCOOTER: LIFE AND LOVE IN INDIA.
New York Random House 2011 1400067863 / 9781400067862 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
342 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "When twentysomething reporter Miranda Kennedy leaves her job in New York City and travels to India with no employment prospects, she longs to immerse herself in the turmoil and excitement of a rapidly developing country. What she quickly learns in Delhi about renting an apartment as a single woman - it's next to impossible - and the proper way for a woman in India to ride scooters - perched sideways - are early signs that life here is less Westernized than she'd counted on. Living in Delhi for more than five years, and finding a city pulsing with possiblity and hope, Kennedy experiences friendships, love affairs, and losses that open a window onto the opaque world of Indian politics and culture - and alter her own attitudes about everything from food and clothes to marriage and family. Along the way, she is drawn into the lives of several Indian women, including her charismatic friend Geeta, a self-described 'modern girl' who attempts to squeeze herself into the traditional role of wife and mother; Radha, a proud Brahmin widow who denies herself simple pleasures in order to live by high-caste Hindu principles; and Parvati, who defiantly chain-smokes and drinks whiskey, yet feels compelled to keep her boyfriend a secret from her family. In her effort to understand the hopes and dreams that motivate her new friends, Kennedy peels back India's globalized image as a land of call centers and fast-food chains and finds an ancient place where, in many ways, women's lives have scarcely changed for centuries. Incisive, witty, and written with a keen eye for the lush vibrancy of the country that Kennedy comes to love, (this) is both a remarkable memoir and a cultural revelation." Slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MIDDLEWATCH., Kerslake, Susan.  Cover art by Rudi Haas.
68 Kerslake, Susan. Cover art by Rudi Haas. MIDDLEWATCH.
Oberon, n.p., 1976, first edition. 
133 pp, 8vo (8" H), soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 0887502067 The author's first novel. "....the sensitive, probing story of a young man who comes to teach school in a coastal village facing the Atlantic. Into his narrow, lonely man's world th ere bursts the enigmatic presence of a girl-child. Stricken, silent, suspicious, the girl comes with the man, is fed and clothed, warmed by his presence. Gradually she learns to live with her memories, to accept what has happened to her, t o r e p a i r the damaged fingers of her mind. This is a haunting story of loneliness, of fear, of love." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small soft corner crease on front cover, very light browning to ed ge s o f te xt bl oc k and covers, a few tiny light stains on top of textblock, a few wrinkles on spine, minor soiling - light color rub mark on front cover, small light brown stain on spine and rear hinge. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
T.E. LAWRENCE TO HIS BIOGRAPHERS, ROBERT GRAVES AND LIDDELL HART., Lawrence, T.E.
69 Lawrence, T.E. T.E. LAWRENCE TO HIS BIOGRAPHERS, ROBERT GRAVES AND LIDDELL HART.
London Cassell 1963 Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - 
260 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w frontispiece. "Robert Graves and Basil Liddell Hart wrote the only two authorized biographies of T.E. Lawrence during his lifetime. Both knew the man well and at the time of his death on May 11th, 1935, their association with him had grown into understanding based on sympathetic knowledge and respect Yet the two had never met; Lawrence kept his friendships sealed off from one another as far as he was able. While engaged on their biographies, both wrote frequent letters asking him for elucidation of particular events and sent typescripts for his comments and corrections. Liddell Hart met him frequently for informal talks. After Lawrence's death, both made selections from the material in their possession which they thought best illustrated his character and qualities, and in 1939 published them in two companion volumes as a limited edition. Now, twenty-four years later, it is possible to republish these selections in a single volume. (T)hey throw a searching light upon a man who was twice a legend, once in his own lifetime, and now again after his death. Of particular interest is the way Lawrence showed different facets of his chameleon-like character to each of his friends. He said himself that he was more a legion than a man - an oblique reference to the demoniac of Gerasa in the Gospel - and here, placed side by side, is the evidence of two synonymous relationships of remarkably different character. His letters to Liddel Hart are businesslike, graphic, factual: to Graves they are more concerned with self-analysis, but cast a deliberate veil over the inner man, only rarely twitched aside. The total impression is a most persuasive defence against such as Adlington's attempts to explode the Arabian 'legend'. They build up a strong impression of Lawrence's particular talents, his remarkable achievements, his enigmatic personality." Previous owner's name stamp at top of both pastedown end papers, small store label at bottom of front pastedown, light patches of liquid staining on top of text block, minor soiling on bottom of text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge, light rubbing, minor soiling. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
70 Layton, Irving. DROPPINGS FROM HEAVEN.
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1979), Ist edition. 
108 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. "Layton's famous flair, rage, and incisive mind zero in on the passion and pain that have surged throughout his long career. His despair over social injustice and man's humanity to man is set beside the great loves a nd central relationships of his life in some of the most profound and moving verse he has ever produced." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very soft creases to top/bottom corners of front cover , m i n o r e d g e w ear, spine flat and uncreased with very slight wrinkle at top. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SINK-HOLE., Leigh, Bill.  Dust jacket art by Mike Jarossko.
71 Leigh, Bill. Dust jacket art by Mike Jarossko. SINK-HOLE.
Victor Gollancz, London, 1977, first edition. 
142 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0575022752 "The Lancashire village of Arkholme is in the grip of a winter such as it has never known. Snow, feet deep, and the intense cold have brought village life to a standstill. A thick la yer of ice covers the treacherous sink-hole at the bottom of Haggatt's Quarry. Patrick - Butch to his enemies - is the school bully, with Kenny Birkett as his favourite victim. When he meets Kenny and his friend Pete out sledging, the vio l e n c e i n Patrick, never far below the surface, comes to a head. The boys' fight takes them down into Haggatt's Quarry, out on to the ice of the sink-hole itself. Petra, Patrick's twin sister, tries to stop the fight. Then all thoughts of f ig ht in g st o p as the sink-hole collapses, and the four children are catapulted into the labyrinth below. A rock fall seals off their escape. This is a story of great tension and excitement. It is also the powerful study of four children, vir tua lly un de r s en te nce of death, and their developing relationship with one another." Tiny soiling speck on half-title page, tiny faint foxing marks on edges of textblock, slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has areas of ligh t wr ink ling al ong top edge, very faint foxing maks on inside surface. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRET DIARY OF SARAH THOMAS, 1860-1865., Lewis, June, editor.  (Sarah Thomas.)
72 Lewis, June, editor. (Sarah Thomas.) THE SECRET DIARY OF SARAH THOMAS, 1860-1865.
Moreton-in-Marsh Windrush 1994 0900075384 / 9780900075384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good June Lewis. 
180 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w drawings, maps. "Sarah Thomas wrote these diaries from her home in the quiet market town of Fairford in Gloucestershire at the height of Queen Victoria's reign. This was a time when people still travelled by coach and pair, or pony and trap or shared the carrier's cart with bundles and crates or maybe even a coffin - for the railway had not yet reached this pocket of the Cotswolds. Sarah (was the) daughter of a Baptist Chapel Minister, single and single-minded, head of the household following the death of both parents, caring for her invalid younger sister and her step-brother. There is no doubt that within this Victorian lady, who coped with running a home and over-seeing the affairs of the local chapel, there beat a passionate heart and a rebellious spirit. The diaries cover a crucial part of Sarah's life as she has to decide on marriage and which of her suitors to accept. The themes of conflict in love and the demands of her strict religious upbringing and the frailties of human emotions, make the diary as rich to read as any novel. Sarah's diary was not meant for anyone else's eyes. The entries are too frank, too intimate and too revealing, to have been designed for any other purpose than a secret repository for her heartfelt feelings. And herein is its charm and value, as one imagines Sarah writing in her tiny notebooks by the light of a candle in the privacy of her room, recounting the daily events and reflecting on her innermost thoughts. Now, some one hundred and thirty years later, we can share them with her." Tiny shallow dint on front board, slight wrinkles at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and top edge, very soft crease on front panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SECRET DIARY OF SARAH THOMAS, 1860-1865., Lewis, June, editor.  (Sarah Thomas.)
73 Lewis, June, editor. (Sarah Thomas.) THE SECRET DIARY OF SARAH THOMAS, 1860-1865.
Moreton-in-Marsh Windrush 1994 0900075384 / 9780900075384 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ June Lewis. 
180 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w drawings, maps. "Sarah Thomas wrote these diaries from her home in the quiet market town of Fairford in Gloucestershire at the height of Queen Victoria's reign. This was a time when people still travelled by coach and pair, or pony and trap or shared the carrier's cart with bundles and crates or maybe even a coffin - for the railway had not yet reached this pocket of the Cotswolds. Sarah (was the) daughter of a Baptist Chapel Minister, single and single-minded, head of the household following the death of both parents, caring for her invalid younger sister and her step-brother. There is no doubt that within this Victorian lady, who coped with running a home and over-seeing the affairs of the local chapel, there beat a passionate heart and a rebellious spirit. The diaries cover a crucial part of Sarah's life as she has to decide on marriage and which of her suitors to accept. The themes of conflict in love and the demands of her strict religious upbringing and the frailties of human emotions, make the diary as rich to read as any novel. Sarah's diary was not meant for anyone else's eyes. The entries are too frank, too intimate and too revealing, to have been designed for any other purpose than a secret repository for her heartfelt feelings. And herein is its charm and value, as one imagines Sarah writing in her tiny notebooks by the light of a candle in the privacy of her room, recounting the daily events and reflecting on her innermost thoughts. Now, some one hundred and thirty years later, we can share them with her." Slight waviness to bottom edge of text block. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
74 Little, Jean. Signed. KATE.
Harper & Row, New York, (1971), Ist edition. 
162 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "Emily's character sketch of her best friend Kate covered just about everything. It said Kate liked to act tough, but with small children she was gentle. It said she loved words and hated parsnips. It said they would still be friends when they were old ladies in wheelchairs. But it didn't say that Kate was Jewish because, as Emily explained later, being Jewish was not exactly part of Kate's character. That was a year ago, and now a great deal had happened to change Emily's feelings toward Kate - and to change Kate's image of herself. Looking back, Kate tries to make sense of it all. It all started on the day she met that little kid who called herself Susannah...For Kate, it has been a year of insight and discovery, of learning as much about others as she does about herself. Kate still doesn't have all the answers. But she has made an important beginning." Light edge wear to boards, tiny bump to top corners, top/bottom of spine lightly bumped, tiny faint foxing marks on edges of textblock. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has moderate edge wear/rubbing, tiny chips and tears, light fading to spine color, browning at top edge of rear flap, one corner crease. VG-/Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
75 Lorenz, Lee. (William Steig). (Introduction by John Updike). THE WORLD OF WILLIAM STEIG.
New York Artisan 1998 1885183976 / 9781885183972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good William Steig 
207 pp, 11 1/4" H x 11 1/4" D. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "William Steig, the dean of 'New Yorker' cartoonists, began his career at the magazine in 1930. After achieving acclaim with his gang of street urchins, affectionately nicknamed the 'Small Fry', Steig branched out, exploring through his drawings the psychological undercurrents in relationships between parent and child, husband and wife, self and society. Beginning in the sixties, Steig demonstrated his understanding and awe of children in numerous award-winning picture books, including such classics as: 'Rotten Island' (1969), 'Sylvester and the Magic Pebble' (1970 Caldecott Medal), 'Dominic' (1972), 'Gorky Rises' (1980), 'Doctor De Soto' (1982 Newbery Award), and 'Shrek!' (1990). Featuring hundreds of illustrations, including a portfolio of previously unpublished pieces selected by the artists himself, (this book) celebrates the life work of an uncompromising iconoclast who has never lost sight of the power of humor." Light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge, small bump at bottom rear corner. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at bottom of spine, small closed tear at bottom of front hinge. A wonderful journey through the career of this great cartoonist/children's book illustrator. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE BROADVIEW BOOK OF DIPLOMATIC ANECDOTES., Martel, Gordon, editor.
76 Martel, Gordon, editor. THE BROADVIEW BOOK OF DIPLOMATIC ANECDOTES.
Peterborough, Ontario Broadview Press 1991 0921149859 / 9780921149859 Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
322 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "The stories in this collection, coming from the diplomats themselves, focus on all facets of twentieth century diplomatic life, but highlight the whimsical, the laughable, the dramatic and sometimes the tragic aspects of life as a diplomat. There are anecdotes concerning some of the great figures of the century - Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, Pearson, Nixon, Kissinger - and some of the not-so-great: unknown vice-consuls in South America, obscure third secretaries in the middle east. The book is organzied thematically; Martel focuses on such subjects as 'Dining with the Diplomats', 'Amateur Adventures', 'Sex and Other Diversions', 'Dressed to Deal', 'Diplomats at War' and 'Spies, Skulduggery and Other Sensations'. (Its) final section comprises a variety of first-hand accounts of one of the century's most dramatic diplomatic events: the Munich crisis of 1939. This is a book to amuse and to enlighten; it is must reading not only for diplomats, but for anyone with an interest in how relationships between nations so often depend upon relationships between people." Small Christmas gift inscription on free front endpaper, small bump at bottom of spine, moderate bump at top of spine, tiny dint on fore-edge of rear board, tiny soiling speck at bottom corner of textblock and top corner of rear board. Dust jacket has heavy wrinkling at top of spine - light elsewhere, light fading to spine colour/lettering and also on flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
IT'S OK TO ASK 'EM TO WORK...AND OTHER ESSENTIAL MAXIMS FOR SMART MANAGERS., McNair, Frank.
77 McNair, Frank. IT'S OK TO ASK 'EM TO WORK...AND OTHER ESSENTIAL MAXIMS FOR SMART MANAGERS.
American Management Association, New York, 2000, 3rd printing. 
154 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0814405177 "If you're a manager, your plate is probably full to overflowing. You've got to set a vision for your organization, then articulate it for your employees. You've got to pai nt realistic targets, then create an environment where employees will meet those targets. You've got to teach and coach, measure performance, and offer rewards. And sooner or later - you've got to ask 'em to work! This is a simple, pithy m a n a g e m e nt truth, but one that can radically simplify your life and dramatically improve your performance. Now, Frank McNair, an experienced businessman and self-declared 'reductionist', distills twenty years of close observation into a set o f me mo ra bl e ma xims (119 in all!) for managing smartly." 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
 
 
THE HISTORY OF CANADA., McNaught, Kenneth.
78 McNaught, Kenneth. THE HISTORY OF CANADA.
New York Praeger 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
336 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w maps. "The history of Canada is the story of an ever expanding frontier and of the attempt to create a new nation in the face of enormous physical and human obstacles. (The author) follows this development from the very first probings of the tiny bands of explorers, missionaries, and 'coureurs de bois' that opened up 'New France'. He examines the great military struggles for control of the continent in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which played such a vital part in laying down the present political and racial divisions. (Later) Canadians faced the enormous problems of welding scattered communities into provinces and provinces into a self-governing federation. The political task of nation-building was itself closely bound up with the building of the railways and the exploitation of the country's vast resources. Professor McNaught analyzes these great economic and social changes, as well as the part Canada played in two world wars and the process by which the Dominion evolved a new role in international affairs and new relationships with both Britain and the United States. (Concludes) with a survey of postwar Canada, which emphasizes that the expansion of the human frontier and the problems of unity and nationhood remain part of the Canadian question." Two very tiny stains on the half-title page, very small soft bump at top corner of middle third of pages, faint scuff on top of text block, very light wrinkling at top of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A COVINGTON CHRISTMAS., Medlicott, Joan.
79 Medlicott, Joan. A COVINGTON CHRISTMAS.
Pocket Books, New York, 2005, first edition. 
239 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0743499212 Double page map. "The new pastor at the Cove Road Church in Covington (North Carolina) discovers that a former pastor from forty years ago was never ordained as a minister, and was th erefore not qualified to marry anyone - which means that five longstanding marriages are invalid! With their marriages thrown into crisis, it's decided that the couples absolutely must remarry on Christmas Eve. But with the church despera t e l y i n n eed of repairs and lacking the funds to fix the rotting floorboards and the outdated heating system, how can they ever get it ready in time? Sounds like a job for the ladies of Covington! Grace, Hannah, and Amelia step in to organi ze t he w e dd in g s, while their friends and neighbors volunteer paint, lumber, and good old-fashioned elbow grease to fix up the church. But when last-minute obstacles threaten to stop the weddings, they're going to need a miracle to turn Chr ist mas Ev e i nt o a we dd ing day that no one will ever forget...." The book closes with three holiday recipes and seven discussion questions that could be used by book groups. Minor rubbing on boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Ver y Go od+/ Near Fi ne 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
80 Mitford, Jessica. Introduced by A.N. Wilson. HONS AND REBELS.
London Folio Society 2010 Hard Cover Fine 
267 pp, 8vo (9" H), bound in cloth and printed with a design by Yann le Bec, based on a design by Gavin Morris - in slipcase. Jessica Mitford's autobiography, taking us up until the time her husband, Esmond Romilly, left her in the United States to fight in the Second World War. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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