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CANADA 95.  THE COLLECTION OF 1995 STAMPS., Ellis, Louise and Ebbs, Leslie Elizabeth.
61 Ellis, Louise and Ebbs, Leslie Elizabeth. CANADA 95. THE COLLECTION OF 1995 STAMPS.
Canada Canada Post Corporation 1995 066059837X / 9780660598376 Hard Cover Near Fine 
66 pp, 10 3/4" H. Black covers with gilt lettering on spine, blindstamped maple leaf and lettering on front board. Pictorial endpapers, colour and b&w photographs, drawings throughout. Colour illustrated slipcase. Contains 68 stamps (collated), which have been removed from the original envelope and inserted into the protective plastic sleeves on the appropriate pages - face value over $32.00. Louisbourg (5); Manitoba 125 (1); Bridges (4); Golf (5); Group of Seven (7); New Members (3); Historic Vehicles (6); Alfred Pellan (1); Comic Book Superheroes (5); Lunenburg Academy (1); The Arctic (5); Christmas - Emile Brunet Stone Carvings (3); Animal Migration - Canada/Mexico (4) 1945 (4); The Holocaust (1); United Nations (1); La Francophonie (1); 30th Anniversary of Flag (1); Definitive Stamps (8); Greeting Stamps (2). Bilingual text (English/French). Book and slipcase are in fine condition. Minor wear on edges of original envelope that contained stamps. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
GAUGUIN AND THE NABIS: PROPHETS OF MODERNISM., Ellridge, Arthur.
62 Ellridge, Arthur. GAUGUIN AND THE NABIS: PROPHETS OF MODERNISM.
Terrail, Paris, 1995. 
223 pp, 4to (11 13/16" H), soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 287939080X 164 colour reproductions. "Gauguin, the leading figure of the Pont-Even group, inspired the Nabis through his influence on the young painter Paul Serusier. In the Breton vill age where they spent the summer of 1888, Serusier, under Gauguin's direction, painted a landscape in pure colours that verged on the abstract. When they returned to Paris and showed the picture to their friends, Maurice Denis, Vallotton, Vuilla r d a nd Bonnard, the effect was so magical that it became known as 'The Talisman'. The painting was at odds with the academic teaching of the time and they saw it as a veritable revelation; hence the name 'Nabis' from 'Nebiim', Hebrew for prophet . ( T hi s book) traces the genesis of this revelation in the context of a survey of the intellectual and artistic climate in Paris at the turn of the century, a period that also embraced Symbolism, Japonism, and the originality of a group of artis ts wh os e c ommon characteristic was the will to apply the modernist ideal in every art form, including poster design, theatre programmes and stage sets." This is a heavy volume which may require extra postage, depending on destination. Interior - very li ght rub line on first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, small corner crease and soft crease on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CONTINUUM 1, 2, & 3.  3 VOLUMES., Elwood, Roger, ed.  (Philip Jose Farmer, Poul Anderson, Chad Oliver, Thomas Scortia, Anne McCaffrey, Gene Wolfe, Edgar Pangborn, Dean R. Koontz, Gail Kimberly, Pamela Sargent, George Zebrowski.)
63 Elwood, Roger, ed. (Philip Jose Farmer, Poul Anderson, Chad Oliver, Thomas Scortia, Anne McCaffrey, Gene Wolfe, Edgar Pangborn, Dean R. Koontz, Gail Kimberly, Pamela Sargent, George Zebrowski.) CONTINUUM 1, 2, & 3. 3 VOLUMES.
London Star / Wyndham 1977 Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good- 
Volumes 1, 2 & 3 of the Continuum series - the final book, volume 4, is NOT included in this group. 7 1/8" H. Continuum 1 - 190 pp, ISBN 0352396644. Contents: Introduction; Stations of the Nightmare - Part One, by Philip Jose Farmer; My Own, My Native Land, by Poul Anderson; Shaka!, by Chad Oliver; The Armageddon Tapes - Tape I, by Thomas Scortia; Prelude to a Crystal Song, by Anne McCaffrey; The Dark of the June, by Gene Wolfe; The Children's Crusade, by Edgar Pangborn; The Night of the Storm, by Dean R. Koontz. Continuum 2 - 191 pp, ISBN 0352396555. Contents: Introduction; Stations of the Nightmare - Part Two, by Philip Jose Farmer; Passing the Love of Women, by Poul Anderson; Caravans Unlimited: Stability, by Chad Oliver; The Armageddon Tapes - Tape II, by Thomas N. Scortia; Killashandra - Crystal Singer, by Anne McCaffrey; The Death of Hyle, by Gene Wolfe; The Legend of Hombas, by Edgar Pangborn; The Fire Mountain, by Gail Kimberley. Continuum 3 - 182 pp, ISBN 352396563. Contents: Introduction; Stations of the Nightmare - Part 3: The Evolution of Paul Eyre, by Philip Jose Farmer; A Fair Exchange, by Poul Anderson; The Middle Man, by Chad Oliver; The Armageddon Tapes - Tape III, by Thomas N. Scortia; Milekey Mountain (From the Crystal Singer series), by Anne McCaffrey; From the Notebook of Doctor Stein, by Gene Wolfe; The Witches of Nupal, by Edgar Pangborn; Darkness of the Day, by Pamela Sargent and George Sebrowski. Interiors - vols 1 & 2 have light toning in margins of pages, all vols have faint erased pencil marks at top corner of first pages, vol 1 has a small bump/crease at fore-edge of page 167 to end of book, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - light browning to edges of text block on vols 1 & 2, small bump/crease at fore-edge of rear cover of vol 1, very light edge wear and a few tiny corner creases, a faint line stain on bottom of text block of vol 1 and on top of text block of vol 2. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FRAGRANCE OF SWEET-GRASS:  L.M. MONTGOMERY'S HEROINES AND THE PURSUIT OF ROMANCE., Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins.  (Lucy Maud Montgomery.  L.M.)
64 Epperly, Elizabeth Rollins. (Lucy Maud Montgomery. L.M.) THE FRAGRANCE OF SWEET-GRASS: L.M. MONTGOMERY'S HEROINES AND THE PURSUIT OF ROMANCE.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1993 0802074618 / 9780802074614 First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover Very Good+ 
275 pp, 8vo (9" H). "Anne Shirley is the best known of a memorable group of heroines created by Lucy Maud Montgomery, a group that includes Emily Byrd Starr, Valancy Stirling, and Pat Gardiner. These characters are at the centre of Epperly's book, the first full-length critical study of all L.M. Montgomery's fiction. Epperly contends that Montgomery was a master of the romance genre, and through her use of literary allusions, repetitions, irony, and comic inversions she deftly manipulated the normal conventions of romance novels. By studying the fictional biographies of the heroines and their pursuit of romance, Epperly question the ways romance shapes what we consider valuable in our imaginings and experience. A book written for L.M. Montgomery fans and scholars." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BOMBER COMMAND., Ethell, Jeffrey L.
65 Ethell, Jeffrey L. BOMBER COMMAND.
Motorbooks, Osceola, WI, 1994, first edition. 
180 pp, square small 4to (10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0879389206 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "The Bomber Command was the heart of the US Army Air Force's operations against Nazi Germany in World War I I. At its peak, the USAAF boasted 2,411,294 men and women in uniform with 230,000 aircraft flown by 193,440 pilots. And statistically, there was no more dangerous place to be in World War II than in a bomber over Germany. (This book) tells th e s t ory of the USAAF in the European and Mediterranean Theaters during World War II. But instead of another gray history of armies and campaigns, (it) relives the color of the operations both in terms of first-person accounts and anecdotes as we ll as w ith original World War II color photography of the events." Minor wear at corners. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small dint on front hinge, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, smal l t e ar (ar chivally taped) with crease at bottom of rear flap-fold, small line indentation and tiny dint on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
66 Evans, A. Margaret and Barker, C.A.V. CENTURY ONE: A HISTORY OF THE ONTARIO VETERINARY ASSOCIATION, 1874-1974.
Guelph, Ontario Self-published 1976 0969069000 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
516 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs. "Few people appreciate the significant contribution made by veterinarians to the economic importance of the livestock industry, the quality of small animals and the control of diseases affecting public health throughout Canada. The increasing value of such work is largely due to the efforts of the profession itself, particularly in the province of Ontario. Human survival still depends on animals and animal products. To that close relationship the veterinarian brings the benefits of modern science; his professional skill and integrity today defend the economic and physical well-being of all citizens. In a fast-flowing but detailed narrative, the authors review the early years of the O.V.A., its emphasis on high ethical and scientific standards and a long struggle for adequate statutory recognition. These advances have been closely linked to the remarkable role of the Ontario Veterinary College throughout the century. The book also traces the rise of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association to its position of national influence. In Canada, the profession is unique in that close collaboration with all levels of government is constantly required. The control and suppression of rabies is only one example - perhaps the best know to the public." Dust jacket has tiny tear/wrinkling at top of front hinge - archivally taped, minor soiling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
COLLECTING THE ANIMALS., Everwine, Peter.
67 Everwine, Peter. COLLECTING THE ANIMALS.
Atheneum, New York, 1972, Ist edition. 
63 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" ), hard cover in dust jacket. The Lamont Poetry Selection for 1972. Cover art reproduces William Blake's 'Adam Naming the Beasts'. "The voice of these poems is clear and strong, rising as it does out of the earth to 'the celebrations of the reeds,' living simply and daily among cat-tail, wren, peacock, children, women - These are poems of the real triumphs we seldom understand, the visions of dawn and dusk over the fields and cities where we live, poems that finally embrace even the emptiness 'tasting it bitten face'. The book also includes a group of superb reconstructions of Aztec poems - They are among the best we have today." Bequest bookplate on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning to spine and flap-folds, small closed tear at top of rear panel. VG+/VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
TIAN WEN:  A CHINESE BOOK OF ORIGINS., Field, Stephen, translator.  Calligraphy by T.C. Ma.
68 Field, Stephen, translator. Calligraphy by T.C. Ma. TIAN WEN: A CHINESE BOOK OF ORIGINS.
New Directions, New York, 1986, first edition. 
123 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0811210103 "Relatively unknown in the West, (this book) is a fascinating, though often baffling, archaic collection of 186 'questions' about the origins of life and the meaning of a wide vari ety of happenings startling and mundane, earthly and celestial. Because the poem has no single narrative thread, the most informed speculation posits group authorship by a number of roving Taoist scholars, each contributing riddles about t h e h i s t o r y and legends of his own province as well as ironically posed inquiries into the nature of the universe. The enigmatic and sometimes Sphinxlike conundrums may have been originally intended for debate - to give the popular and promi ne nt di al ec ti ci an s of over 2,300 years ago a tool for honing their convoluted responses. But however the poem took on its present shape and content, it remains the single most comprehensive catalogue of ancient Chinese mythology and pre-Imp eri al l ege nd in exi ste nce . This translation....combines sound scholarship with an artful grace to produce the 186 questions in couplets that both tease and enchant. In addition to a historical introduction that clearly explains what is known and no t know n a bou t th e po em, Field provides extensive notes to help the English-speaking reader understand the basic Chinese myths alluded to in the questions." The poem is presented in Chinese 'li-shi' script opposite the English text. P revio us o wn er's chop (st amp p n hal f-ti tle page, tiny bump to top edge of both boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FANTASY FICTION AND WELSH MYTH:  TALES OF BELONGING., Filmer-Davies, Kath.
69 Filmer-Davies, Kath. FANTASY FICTION AND WELSH MYTH: TALES OF BELONGING.
Basingstoke Macmillan 1996 033365028X / 9780333650288 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
177 pp, 8 3/4" H. "Around the world, fantasy writers are drawing more and more from ancient Welsh mythic tales and folklore. What is the secret of their timeless appeal? (The author) examines the contemporary retelling of the old Welsh stories and explores the way they treat the deepest and most urgent of all human needs - the need to belong. She discusses fantasy novels by popular authors such as Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'Engle, Alan Garner and Stephen Lawhead. Historical romances have fantasy elements too - such as those by Sharon Penman, Edith Pargeter and Barbara Erskine. Arthurian literature and films are also reviewed in a discussion of the Celtic notion of the hero and its importance, on a personal level, for the individual reader." Contents: Introduction: Welsh Myth and the Sense of Belonging; Eternal Triangles and the Cycles of Myth; Reconstructing the Present from the Stories of the Past; Children from Dysfunctional Families: Instruments of Mythic Healing; The Place of the Pig-Keeper: To Know Oneself; Arthurian Novels and the Spirit of the Welsh Place; Belonging and the Right of Possession: Children's Novels; Welsh Myth in Historical Novels; The Film Hero and Welsh Mythology; Myth, Theology and Belonging; Notes; Index. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, very light edge wear, very light rubbing, two small areas of tiny scuffs at bottom of spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
TORONTO IN ART:  150 YEARS THROUGH ARTISTS' EYES., Firth, Edith G.
70 Firth, Edith G. TORONTO IN ART: 150 YEARS THROUGH ARTISTS' EYES.
Toronto Fitzhenry & Whiteside / City of Toronto 1983 0889027129 / 9780889027121 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
199 pp, 11 1/4" H. (B)rings together reproductions of over 170 paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints, in which 130 individual artists have interpreted aspects of the city of Toronto, from its incorporation in 1834 right up to the present day. Although organized in five chronological sections, it is not simply an illustrated history of the city. Rather it is a gallery of pictures accompanied by explanatory texts. Special emphasis has been given to new and unfamiliar material, and over 100 of the pictures in the book have never been reproduced before. Care has also been taken to reflect the ethnic, religious, social and cultural diversity of the city. The big names are here, among them such figures as Paul Kane, Sanford Fleming and Robert Harris from the Victorian period, several members of the Group of Seven, and more recent masters such as Jack Bush and David Milne. But here also are a host of less famous artists: some city residents, some passing visitors, some anonymous, some amateurs whose enthusiasm was greater than their talent. All, however, in their own ways, have made a vital contribution to our record of Toronto as it was and is." Minor scuff on bottom edge of front board, book slightly curved. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, very light edge wrinkling, three small edge tears archivally taped, slight waviness to back panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
ADVENTURES OF PIP AND FLINX SERIES.  7 OF THE FIRST 8 VOLUMES.  THE TAR-AIYM KRANG / ORPHAN STAR / THE END OF THE MATTER / BLOODHYPE / FLINX IN FLUX / MID-FLINX / REUNION.  7 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Foster, Alan Dean.
71 Foster, Alan Dean. ADVENTURES OF PIP AND FLINX SERIES. 7 OF THE FIRST 8 VOLUMES. THE TAR-AIYM KRANG / ORPHAN STAR / THE END OF THE MATTER / BLOODHYPE / FLINX IN FLUX / MID-FLINX / REUNION. 7 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
New York Del Rey / Ballantine Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Darrell K. Sweet (1-4), cover art. 
Seven of the first eight books of the 'Pip and Flinx' series - 6 7/8" H. ***Please note: "For Love of Mother-Not" is not included in this grouping - it would be book 1 or book 5, depending on whether you are reading in publication or chronological order.*** 1. Tar-Aiym Krang - 251 pp, 1983 8th printing, ISBN 034530280X. "The planet (Moth) attracted unwary travelers, hardened space-sailors, and merchant buccaneers - a teeming, constantly shifting horde that provided a comfortable income for certain quick-witted fellows like Flinx and his pet flying-snake Pip. With his odd talents, the pickings were easy enough so that Flinx did not have to be dishonest - most of the time. In fact, it hardly seemed dishonest at all to steal a starmap from a dead body that didn't really need it anymore. But Flinx wasn't quite smart enough. He should have wondered why the body was dead!" 2. Orphan Star - 234 pp, 1977 20th printing, ISBN 0345324498. "His birth had been shrouded in mystery, and all Flinx knew of himself was that he'd been abandoned by those who had spawned him. Raised by Mother Mastiff in the marketplace of Drallar, Flinx eventually discovered that his unknown parents had bequeathed to him a curious legacy - a legacy of extraordinary mental powers that were both an incalculable asset and a most dangerous liability. (It) would lead him - and his potent protector, the minidrag Pip - into the clutches of one of the most depraved and powerful men in the galaxy - on to a harrowing search for the truth about his birth - and out of one world into another on his most dangerous adventure ever." 3. End of the Matter - 246 pp, 1987 7th printing, ISBN 0345334655. "Flinx set out for Alaspin, the ruggedly primitive homeplanet of his flying snake. There he hoped to find the giant man with the gold earring who somehow held the key to Flinx's mysterious past and to the strange powers he possessed. Chasing down his heritage was trouble enough, but Flinx didn't know what real trouble was until he realized that the Qwarm - a deadly assassin squad - were three steps behind him with a contract to kill." 4. Bloodhype - 249 pp, 1977 2nd printing, ISBN 0345258452150. "Bloodhype was the most dangerous drug in the galaxy. It caused instant addiction, followed by an excruciatingly slow death, and there was no known - or unknown - antidote. Supposedly the drug had been totally eradicated from the humanx galaxy years before. At least that's what everyone thought. But somehow, mysteriously, that dreadful substance was back in circulation on Repler and threatening to wreak havoc throughout the known galaxy. Someone, somewhere was secretly manufacturing Bloodhype, but nobody seemed to know where or who!". 5. Flinx in Flux - 324 pp, 1988 12th printing, ISBN 0345343638. "(When Flinx and Pip) found an unconscious young woman on a riverbank deep in the jungles of Alaspin, Flinx wasn't surprised. Nor was he shocked to learn that the woman, Clarity Held, was a brilliant scientist, abducted from a remote outpost on inhospitable Longtunnel by a group of fanatic assassins. Flinx could see no harm in returning Clarity to her base before continuing on his way, but he was tired of solving other people's problems. He had his own life to get back to. So he was unprepared for the emotional effect the beautiful Clarity had on him. But while Flinx fought to deal with his unexpected dilemma, the assassins were still at work. They would do anything to stop the research on Longtunnel and would kill anyone or anything that got in their way." 6. Mid-Flinx - 346 pp, 1996 2nd printing, ISBN 0345406443. "(An) evil rich man was out to kidnap the minidrag for his personal zoo, and Flinx and Pip were on the run again - this time into uncharted space, on a random course they hoped would foil their pursuers. They found more than they bargained for when they landed on Midworld, a verdant planet covered by an immense jungle, hosting an incredible variety of plant and animal life - all of it unknown and all of it deadly. And now they were in real trouble. Their hiding place was in danger of discovery, and their only hope lay with this bizarre and untamed planet - if it didn't kill them first!" 7. Reunion - 342 pp, 2002 1st printing, ISBN 0345418689. "Usiing his enhanced empathic abilities, Flinx finesses his way into a top-secret security installation on Earth. Once there, he bamboozles a sophisticated AI program into releasing classified information about the Meliorare Society, the sect of renegade eugenicists whose experiments with human beings had horrified the civilized universe more than twenty years ago. After all, as one of the few Meliorare experiments to survive, Flinx has a right to know about his past. Especially since his telepathic powers seem to be evolving. The question is, evolving into what? The excruciating headaches afflicting Flinx with increasing frequency make him wonder if he will be alive to find out." Interiors - most books have light to moderate browning to inside of covers, most books have minor to very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - two books with some tiny corner creases, one book with one 1" corner crease, four books with some light spines creases, one book with light sun fading to spine colour, three books with light spine lean and one with very light spine lean, all books have very light edge wear, very light browning to some edges of text blocks. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BUCK McNAIR: CANADIAN SPITFIRE ACE.  THE STORY OF GROUP CAPTAIN R W McNAIR DSO, DFC & 2 Bars, Ld'H, CdG, RCAF., Franks, Norman.
72 Franks, Norman. BUCK McNAIR: CANADIAN SPITFIRE ACE. THE STORY OF GROUP CAPTAIN R W McNAIR DSO, DFC & 2 Bars, Ld'H, CdG, RCAF.
London Grub Street 2001 1902304748 / 9781902304748 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
179 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, Spitfire profiles. "Robert 'Buck' McNair came from Nova Scotia, the second of three sons born of a mix of Scottish and German parents. As a young man he became interested in flight, and was lucky enough to be able to fly floatplanes off the Canadian lakes. When war came, he went through flight training in Canada, sailed to England, and in the summer of 1941 found himself in the newly formed 411 Squadron RCAF. Eventually this unit began flying sweeps over Northern France and he saw his first combat actions during that autumn. An aggressive fighter pilot, he was chosen by his Canadian CO to accompany him to the besieged island of Malta in the spring of 1942, to coincide with the arrival on that island of the first Spitfires." McNair went on to win three DFCs and a DSO among other awards and although he was twice wounded, his score of victories reached 16, "with others probably destroyed and damaged. This is a remarkable story of courage and heroism by one of the Second World War's top-scoring fighter pilots who inspired his men and fellow pilots in actions above the skies of France and Malta, and who, despite being almost blind in one eye, continued to lead and spur his men onto greater actions." One very tiny corner bump to front board. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BUCK McNAIR: CANADIAN SPITFIRE ACE.  THE STORY OF GROUP CAPTAIN R W McNAIR DSO, DFC & 2 Bars, Ld'H, CdG, RCAF., Franks, Norman.
73 Franks, Norman. BUCK McNAIR: CANADIAN SPITFIRE ACE. THE STORY OF GROUP CAPTAIN R W McNAIR DSO, DFC & 2 Bars, Ld'H, CdG, RCAF.
London Grub Street 2001 1902304748 / 9781902304748 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
179 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, Spitfire profiles. "Robert 'Buck' McNair came from Nova Scotia, the second of three sons born of a mix of Scottish and German parents. As a young man he became interested in flight, and was lucky enough to be able to fly floatplanes off the Canadian lakes. When war came, he went through flight training in Canada, sailed to England, and in the summer of 1941 found himself in the newly formed 411 Squadron RCAF. Eventually this unit began flying sweeps over Northern France and he saw his first combat actions during that autumn. An aggressive fighter pilot, he was chosen by his Canadian CO to accompany him to the besieged island of Malta in the spring of 1942, to coincide with the arrival on that island of the first Spitfires." McNair went on to win three DFCs and a DSO among other awards and although he was twice wounded, his score of victories reached 16, "with others probably destroyed and damaged. This is a remarkable story of courage and heroism by one of the Second World War's top-scoring fighter pilots who inspired his men and fellow pilots in actions above the skies of France and Malta, and who, despite being almost blind in one eye, continued to lead and spur his men onto greater actions." Tiny wrinkle at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
56th FIGHTER GROUP.  OSPREY AVIATION ELITE 2., Freeman, Roger A.  Series editor: Tony Holmes.
74 Freeman, Roger A. Series editor: Tony Holmes. 56th FIGHTER GROUP. OSPREY AVIATION ELITE 2.
Osprey, Oxford, 2000, first edition. 
128 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1841760471 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs and 16 pages of colour profiles/unit heraldry. "One of the first Thunderbolt groups to see action in the European Theatre of Operations (ETO) with the US Arm y Air Forces, the 56th Fighter Group (FG) was also the only fighter unit within the Eighth Air Force to remain equipped with the mighty P-47 until war's end. Led by the inspirational 'Hub' Zemke, this group was responsible for devising many o f t h e bomber escort tactics employed by VIII Fighter Command between 1943-45. By VE-Day the 56th FG had shot down 100 more enemy aircraft than any other group in the Eighth Air Force, its pilots being credited with 677 kills during 447 missions . Th e gr o up produced the ETO's two leading aces in Francis Gabreski and Robert Johnson. The exploits of these men, and numerous others, are featured in this volume." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean a nd br igh t. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SECRET SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF WORLD WAR II's HEROIC ARMY OF DECEPTION., Gerard, Philip.
75 Gerard, Philip. SECRET SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF WORLD WAR II's HEROIC ARMY OF DECEPTION.
Dutton, New York, 2002, first edition. 
400 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 052596640 B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he incredible story of an extraordinary group of American artists, designers, and engineering wizards who became America's unsung heroes o f the Second World War....The men of the 23d Headquarters Special Troops were recruited to become phantom warriors in a ghost army to help win the Battle of Europe. They fought in more campaigns, from D-Day to the Rhine River, with more All i e d a r m i es, than any other unit in the European Theater of Operations - yet not even their fellow American soldiers were aware of their presence. After Douglas Fairbanks Jr., USNR, completed a tour of England and its special forces installat io ns , t he H ol ly wood star convinced the Navy brass to train an elite unit that eventually evolved into the only Army force of its kind - a top-secret band of unknown heroes. These elite soldiers counted among their number designer Bill Blass and pa in te r E lls wor th Kelly, and were inspired by Hilton Howell Railey, the 'P.T. Barnum of Deception'. The Special Troops' mission was twofold: to deceive the German army into believing that the Allies possessed more troops and materiel tha n th ey a ctu all y di d an d, e ven more heroically, to draw enemy fire on their position to allow other units to advance free of lethal resistance. Through the art of camouflage, sonic deception, and illusion this extraordinary troops of brave, ingen ious men save d cou ntles s Ame rica n lives - while sometimes losing their own. From the use of inflatable rubber tanks and howitzers to elaborate sound effects, fake radio transmissions, special effects artillery fire, and other elements of stage craft , th ese s hadow soldie rs put thei r lives on the line for their brother soldiers and for their country - only to disappear from history and memory." Remainder mark across bottom of book. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, s mall re mainde r mar k at b ottom edge of both p anels. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
76 Gibbon, John Murray. CANADIAN MOSAIC: THE MAKING OF A NORTHERN NATION.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1939 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Kathleen Shackleton, W.J. Phillips, R.H. Palenske, Nicholas de Grandmaison, Ernest Neumann, James Crockart. 
455 pp, 9 3/8" H. Brick-coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps, drawings, reproductions, plus 23 colour plates (collated), including 19 full-page portraits of 'types' (many in national costume) and 4 with two illustrations per page showing people, buildings and landscapes. "This is the first comprehensive account of the contributions made to Canadian history and culture by some twenty-five European races. The plan which the author has adopted is to trace the history of each racial group from its original home in Europe, accentuating those incidents that show relationships between such races in Europe previous to their coming to Canada. The history has been documented so far as possible with quotations from contemporary records. The text incorporates the words of the ballads recently broadcasted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in the series of musical talks conducted by (the author)." Chapters cover United States, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, Eastern Baltic, Poland, Ukraine, Czechoslovakia, the Balkans, Hungary, Russia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, the Hebrew, concluding with "Cement for the Canadian Mosaic". Small soft crease at top corner of pages 279 to304, small crease at top corner of illustration page opposite page 280, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block & boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, small tears with old tape on inside edges, light browning and foxing on spine, darkening to top edge, light soiling/rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
77 Gliddon, Gerald. VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: 1914.
Stroud, Gloucestershire Budding Books 1997 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
230 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Over 150 b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings. "During the opening four months of the war no fewer than forty-six soldiers from the British and Commonwealth armies were awarded the highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross. In a series of fascinating biographical portraits Gerald Gliddon here examines the dramatic events surrounding each individual action that led to the award of this most coveted of medals, as well as exploring the widely differing social backgrounds of the recipients - ranging from the back streets of Oldham to the suburbs of the Home Counties - and recounting the postwar experiences of those who survived. (A)rranged chronologically in order to provide a fresh perspective on the opening stages of the First World War." A group of five small, circular shallow dents on front board; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a group of five small, circular shallow dents on front panel; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE INUIT PRINT / T'ESTAMPE INUIT., Goetz, Helga.  Foreword by William E. Taylor, Jr.
78 Goetz, Helga. Foreword by William E. Taylor, Jr. THE INUIT PRINT / T'ESTAMPE INUIT.
National Museum of Man, Ottawa, 1980, 2nd impression. 
267 pp, oblong large 8vo (9 3/8" H x 10 5/16" D), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 066050278X Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour reproductions. Bilingual text (English/French). "The 155 prints reproduced in this widely acclaimed catalogue, 12 of them in full colour, constitute a retrospective survey of the first twenty years of Inuit printmaking in the Canadian Arctic. Selected for exhibition internationally, the prints provide exciting insights into the traditions and belie f s o f a unique group of artists. Five widely scattered communities are represented - Cape Dorset (where James Houston introduced the Inuit to this form of expression in 1957 and guided their first experiments), Holman, Baker Lake, Pangnirtung, a nd Po vu n gn i tuk and other centres in Arctic Quebec. Each community's printmaking history, artists and stylistic techniques are comprehensively documented. The texts accompanying the prints explain the events that are depicted or elucidate the lo r e a nd my tho lo gy represented." Minor edge wear, minor soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear at corners and at top/bottom of spine, one very small closed tear, light fading to spine color, slight fading on fl ap-f olds a nd t op edg e of fl aps. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
79 Goldstein, Donald M. and Dillon, Katherine V., eds. THE PEARL HARBOR PAPERS: INSIDE THE JAPANESE PLANS.
Brassey's, (Dulles, Virginia, 2000). 
384 pp, 8vo, soft cover. Double page color map, b&w maps. "...comprises the original Japanese documents relating to the attack of December 7, 1941...explain(s) and place(s) into context secret plans, battle group histories, and intimate letters and diary extracts of the key Japanese naval officers. It also features a full-color reproduction of one of the most important documents of the war - the top-secret map drawn by the attack's lead pilot, Mitsuo Fuchida, to show Emperor Hirohito the battle's results...puts readers inside the Japanese thought process leading up to, during, and after the battle that changed the world." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright, flat uncreased spine . Fine 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
SLIGHTLY CHIPPED:  FOOTNOTES IN BOOKLORE., Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy.
80 Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy. SLIGHTLY CHIPPED: FOOTNOTES IN BOOKLORE.
New York St. Martin's 1999 0312205872 / 9780312205874 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
213 pp, 8 1/2" H. "(A) companion piece for 'Used and Rare', (this book) details the warm and witty story of the (authors') further explorations into the curious world of books. The Goldstones get hooked on the writing, correspondence, and couplings of the Bloomsbury group; they track down Bram Stoker's earliest notes for 'Dracula'; they set their sights on a single lot of 128 leather-bound books at Sotheby's auction of the Paris home of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; they try out book collecting on the Internet; and they are introduced to hypermoderns. 'Slighty Chipped' is filled with anecdotes, esoterica, and fun facts about the world of book collecting. The Goldstones have discovered new places to buy rare tomes and new eccentric personalities along the way." Slight bump to top/bottom of spine, minor lean to spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small tear at bottom of front flap-folds - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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