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THE MUSIC OF SCHUBERT., Abraham, Gerald, editor.  (Otto Erich Deutsch, Mosco Carner, J.A. Westrup, Kathleen Dale, Alec Robertson, A. Hyatt King, Carl A. Rosenthal, Abram Loft, T.C.L. Pritchard.)
1 Abraham, Gerald, editor. (Otto Erich Deutsch, Mosco Carner, J.A. Westrup, Kathleen Dale, Alec Robertson, A. Hyatt King, Carl A. Rosenthal, Abram Loft, T.C.L. Pritchard.) THE MUSIC OF SCHUBERT.
W.W. Norton, New York, 1947, first American edition. 
342 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Contents: Schubert the Man; The Orchestral Music; The Chamber Music; The Piano Music; The Songs; Music for the Stage; Church and Choral Music; The Schubert Idiom; Chronology; Bibliography; Chronol ogical List of Compositions; Musical Examples. Small shallow wavy area at top edge of approx first 25 pages, light browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderat e e dge wear, several tears and tiny chips, light browning, very light soiling. Very Good/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY:  AN ESSAY., Booth, Alec C.
2 Booth, Alec C. COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: AN ESSAY.
Richmond County Historical Society, Richmond, Quebec, 1965. 
16 pp, 9" H, stapled in wraps. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - previous owner's name on front cover, light fading on spine and hnge areas. Very Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
3 Bowyer, Chaz. BOMBER BARONS.
Barnsley, South Yorkshire Leo Cooper 2001 085052802X / 9780850528022 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
222 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "By the end of the Second World War, a grim total of 55,000 air crew of Bomber Command has lost their lives. This figure comprised no less than seventy per cent of RAF fatalities. Yet, unlike their more glamorous fighter pilot colleagues, very few bomber pilots or crewmen were familiar household names to the general public. However, within the ranks of the RAF itself, some individuals stood out gaining high reputations for their courage and leadership, a respect achieved regardless of the decorations they had won or the number of sorties flown. These were the 'Bomber Barons'. In this authoritative book, (the author) chooses a selection of these men. Some like Leonard Cheshire, Guy Gibson and Hughie Edwards, are today well known but others such as Nick Knilans, Syd Clayton and Jo Lancaster, are familiar only to those 'in the know'. For each, the author details their careers and relates episodes that reflect the qualities that made them outstanding. At the same time, the reader learns of the unfolding dramatic development of Bomber Command from the comparatively uncoordinated, non-cohesive raids of the early part of the war to the highly-trained and deadly offensive weapon it became under Sir Arthur Harris, from 1942 AOC-in-C of Bomber Command, and the Greatest Baron of them all." Small very light stain in margin of page 16. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, a few very tiny dints, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Burton, G. Allan. A STORE OF MEMORIES.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1986 0771017928 / 9780771017926 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
330 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "With warmth, wry wit, and surprising candour, G. Allan Burton relates the big and small incidents in his life, sometimes with nostalgia, sometimes with bite. His story starts in Toronto's exclusive Rosedale district, where, as a child, he discovered the twin passions of horse-riding and watercolour painting, passions that became the dual themes of his life. The first took him into the Governor General's Horse Guards, into the Allied Forces' dangerous campaign in Italy during World War II, and into a life-long love of fox hunting. The second took him into architecture and interior design and then into Simpsons where he worked his way from stockboy to chairman of the company. Throughout his business career, he kept a journal in which he recorded the critical events of Simpsons growth - the formation of Simpsons-Sears, the opening of new stores, and the innovative development of shopping malls in Ontario and Quebec, the frustrations of economic recession, and finally the explosion of the 'store wars' in 1979 where the Hudson's Bay Company and Sears, Roebuck of Chicago battled for control of this major Canadian company." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has one tiny tear with crease - archivally taped, a few areas of light edge wrinkling, minor edge wear, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CORNELL CAPA: PHOTOGRAPHS., Capa, Cornell and Whelan, Richard, editors.
5 Capa, Cornell and Whelan, Richard, editors. CORNELL CAPA: PHOTOGRAPHS.
Boston Bulfinch Press / Little, Brown 1992 0821217771 / 9780821217771 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Cornell Capa. 
216 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w. "Cornell Capa, world famous for his photo-journalism as well as for his founding of New York's International Center of Photography, has had a long an d productive working life. His career has spanned several key decades of the twentieth century, and his work has taken him around the globe to cover political events and chronic social problems, to photograph the famous and the unsung. As a self-described concerned photographer, Cornell Capa has always been led by his instincts to photograph people - all kinds of people - with a humanitarian commitment. This book reflects that commitment in unforgettable pictures of missionaries in Central and South America; religious and tribal rituals; the presidental campaigns of Adlai Steven-son and John F. Kennedy; political upheavals, refugees, and wars; the historic and the marginal. Here, too, are moments of whimsy and joy, from Harlem to London to Peru, and memorable images of celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Alec Guiness, Grandma Moses, Billy Graham, and Boris Pasternak. Despite the wide recognition of Cornell Capa's achievements, and the fact that he has spent his lifetime furthering the art of photography, this book is the first retrospective collection of his work to be published in the United States. All these photographs transmit crucial aspects of the political, social, cultural, and religious history of our times." Very minor cocking to book. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
6 Cecil, Henry. ACCORDING TO THE EVIDENCE.
Chapman & Hall, London, 1954, Ist edition. 
224 pp, small 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Would you - in peace time - kill a man to save innocent lives, if that was the only means by which those lives could be saved? And, if you did so, would it be murder? It certainly would be if, at the actual time you killed, you did not do so in immediate defence of yourself or someone else. (This book) deals with the trial for murder of Alec Morland, who is alleged to have been guilty of killing a man in circumstances of that kind..." Minor wrinkle at top of spine, bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, small bookstore label on rear pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling; light rubbing; browning to spine, rear panel and flap edges; soiling to rear panel; very small puncture and closed tear on spine; a few watermarks on inside surface of spine and rear hinge, now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/G+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE CRAFT OF STRAW DECORATION FOR CORN DOLLY MAKERS AND WORKERS IN STRAW., Coker, Alec.  Foreword by Sir John Rothenstein.
7 Coker, Alec. Foreword by Sir John Rothenstein. THE CRAFT OF STRAW DECORATION FOR CORN DOLLY MAKERS AND WORKERS IN STRAW.
Northgates, Leicester Dryad. 1971 852190786 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
86 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. "All the methods described are the result of a prolonged study of traditional movements, and therefore provide a clear and ordered introduction to the craft. These methods have been tried out under most conditions; the elementry course with primary school classes and the more advanced work with young teachers. Those more experienced in the craft of straw decoration will find alternative methods suggested, with detailed diagrams and photographs covering a wide variety of work. The problems of finding and choosing straw are fully explored and likely sources of suitable materials given." Subjects covered include: Straw Marquetry; Tied Straw Work; Plaits; Corn Dollies; Rick Finials; Straw Models; Harvest Crosses. Small light foxing marks on fore-edge of text block - some larger marks migrate into some page margins, very small to small corner bumps, tiny light foxing marks on top of text block, light edge wear on bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy edge wear, light edge creases, light foxing/browning, rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PEGEEN AND THE PILGRIM., Cook, Lyn.  Illustrated by Pat and Bill Wheeler.
8 Cook, Lyn. Illustrated by Pat and Bill Wheeler. PEGEEN AND THE PILGRIM.
Macmillan, Toronto, 1961, reprint. 
248 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Thousands of people have been thrilled by the Stratford Festival, but for Pegeen O'Hara it opened up a new and enchanting world. Pegeen lives in Stratford; she is twelve years old and dreams of becoming an actress. She even hopes that she will be chosen to play a boy's part. As the Festival plans develop and grow so does Pegeen, learning a great deal on the way about Shakespeare, about the great art of theatre, a n d , i n c i d e ntally, about modesty and grace. Among those who come to Stratford for the Festival is Edward Brimblecombe, known as Mr. B. He comes from Stranford, England, and seems to Pegeen to be a romantic pilgrim making a very special pil gr im ag e . H e be co me s her friend and benefactor, encouraging and helping as she reads the plays and tries to understand them. But as she learns about Shakespeare she also learns to appreciate the people about her: a household of boarders and he r o wn yo un g f ri end s." S mall bookstore label on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very l;ight edge wear/wrinkling, is price clipped, has very light soiling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE YEAR'S WORK IN MUSIC.  1948-49., Frank, Alan, introduction.  (John Denison, A. Hyatt King, Hubert Foss, Lionel R. McColvin, Philip Hope-Wallace, Scott Goddard, Humphrey Searle, Alec Robertson.)
9 Frank, Alan, introduction. (John Denison, A. Hyatt King, Hubert Foss, Lionel R. McColvin, Philip Hope-Wallace, Scott Goddard, Humphrey Searle, Alec Robertson.) THE YEAR'S WORK IN MUSIC. 1948-49.
British Council / Longmans, Green, London, 1949. 
80 pp + ads, 9 1/4" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; Musical Life Outside London; Musical Research: Background and Sources; The Robert Mayer Concerts for Children; Music and the Public Library; Opera; N ew Music Performed: I - British Works, II - Works from Abroad; Gramaphone Recordings of British Music; Bibliography of Published Music and Musical Literature; Selected List of Recordings of British Music; Index. Interior - faint small sti c k e r m a r k at top of first page, one or two pages with tiny foxing mark at top edge, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, tiny tear at top/bottom of rear hinge, very light browning, very light so il in g o n re ar c o ver, light browning to spine, a few tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RENOWN AT STRATFORD:  A RECORD OF THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1953 / TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED:  A RECORD OF THE STRAFORD SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1954 / THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D:  A RECORD...1955.  3 VOLUMES., Guthrie, Tyrone & Davies, Robertson.
10 Guthrie, Tyrone & Davies, Robertson. RENOWN AT STRATFORD: A RECORD OF THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1953 / TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED: A RECORD OF THE STRAFORD SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1954 / THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D: A RECORD...1955. 3 VOLUMES.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin First Editions Hard Cover Very Good Good Grant Macdonald, Tanya Moiseiwitsch. 
3 volumes, detailing the first three seasons of the Stratford, Ontario, Shakespearean Festival, all first editions, each 9 1/4" H. 1. Renown at Stratford, 1953. Contents: Preface; First Shakespeare Festival at Stratford, Ontario, by Tyrone Guthrie; The Director, by Robertson Davies; The Players, by Robertson Davies. Two plays were presented: Richard III and All's Well That Ends Well, with Alec Guinness taking the roles of Richard III and The King of France. Colour illustrations by Grant Macdonald. 2. Twice Have the Trumpets Sounded, 1954. Contents: Rehearsal - A Study in Rhythm; The Taming of the Shrew; Measure for Measure; Oedipus Rex (these chapters by Robertson Davies); A Long View of the Stratford Festival, by Tyrone Guthrie. James Mason took the parts of Oedipus and of Angelo in 'Measure for Measure'. William Shatner was also part of the cast and is pictured in the role of 'Lucentio'. Colour and b&w illustrations by Grant Macdonald. 3. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd, 1955. Contents: Julius Caesar; King Oedipus; The Merchant of Venice; A Note on Style in Acting (these chapters by Robertson Davies); Music at the Festival, by Boyd Neel; The Production of 'King Oedipus', by Tyrone Guthrie and Tanya Moiseiwitsch. Colour and b&w costume designs by Tanya Moiseiwitsch. Volume 1 has a gift inscription in ink on the front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Volume 2 has a gift inscription in ink on the front free endpaper, scattered faint tiny foxing marks on front endpapers and edges of text block. Volume 3 has some light browning to top of text block. Dust jackets: Volume 1. has light edge wear including one or two very tiny chips, small tear on front hinge archivally taped; moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and some edges. Volume 2 has light edge wear with some tiny chips, one small edge tear, edge wrinkling at top of front flap, light browning on rear panell and and some edges. Volume 3 has light edge wear, several edge tears - some with ceases, tiny hole on rear flap-fold, very light edge browning, light soiling on rear panel. Dust jackets are protected in mylar sleeves. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
RENOWN AT STRATFORD:  A RECORD OF THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1953 / TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED:  A RECORD OF THE STRAFORD SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1954 / THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D:  A RECORD...1955.  3 VOLUMES., Guthrie, Tyrone & Davies, Robertson.
11 Guthrie, Tyrone & Davies, Robertson. RENOWN AT STRATFORD: A RECORD OF THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1953 / TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED: A RECORD OF THE STRAFORD SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1954 / THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D: A RECORD...1955. 3 VOLUMES.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin First Editions Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Grant Macdonald, Tanya Moiseiwitsch. 
3 volumes, detailing the first three seasons of the Stratford, Ontario, Shakespearean Festival, all first editions, each 9 1/4" H. 1. Renown at Stratford, 1953. Contents: Preface; First Shakespeare Festival at Stratford, Ontario, by Tyrone Guthrie; The Director, by Robertson Davies; The Players, by Robertson Davies. Two plays were presented: Richard III and All's Well That Ends Well, with Alec Guinness taking the roles of Richard III and The King of France. Colour illustrations by Grant Macdonald. 2. Twice Have the Trumpets Sounded, 1954. Contents: Rehearsal - A Study in Rhythm; The Taming of the Shrew; Measure for Measure; Oedipus Rex (these chapters by Robertson Davies); A Long View of the Stratford Festival, by Tyrone Guthrie. James Mason took the parts of Oedipus and of Angelo in 'Measure for Measure'. William Shatner was also part of the cast and is pictured in the role of 'Lucentio'. Colour and b&w illustrations by Grant Macdonald. 3. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd, 1955. Contents: Julius Caesar; King Oedipus; The Merchant of Venice; A Note on Style in Acting (these chapters by Robertson Davies); Music at the Festival, by Boyd Neel; The Production of 'King Oedipus', by Tyrone Guthrie and Tanya Moiseiwitsch. Colour and b&w costume designs by Tanya Moiseiwitsch. Volume 1 has previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block. Volume 2 has some toning to endpapers and light browning to fore-edge and top of text block, slight toning in margins of pages. Volume 3 has some toning to endpapers. All volumes have very light edge wear and light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines. Dust jackets: Volume 1 has light edge wear and some tiny chips/tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. Volume 2 has very light edge wear/wrinkling; moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and some edges. Volume 3 has very light edge wear including one or two tiny chips and one small tear, light browning on spine and flap-folds. Dust jackets are protected in mylar sleeves. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
UNKNOWN SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF THE MISSING OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., Hanson, Neil.
12 Hanson, Neil. UNKNOWN SOLDIERS: THE STORY OF THE MISSING OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2005, first American edition. 
474 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0307263703 B&w photographs, map. "The First World War was a conflict of unprecedented ferocity that unleashed such demons as mechanized warfare and mass death on the twentieth century. After the last shot was fired and the troops marched home, approximately three million soldiers remained unaccounted for. Some bodies were found, but they bore no trace of identification; many more men had been blown to smithereens or had s i m p l y vanished into battlefields where as many as a hundred shells had fallen on every square yard. An unassuming English chaplain first proposed a symbolic burial of one of those unknown soldiers in memory of all the missing dead. The idea w as p ic ke d u p by almost every country that had an army in the war, and each laid a body to rest amid an outpouring of national grief - in London's Westminster Abbey, Paris's Arc de Triomphe, Rome's Victor Emmanuelle Monument, and, for the United St ate s, Arl in gt on National Cemetery in Virginia. In (this book, the author) offers an unflinching yet compassionate account of the reality of battle on the front lines. He focuses on three soldiers - an American, an Englishman, and a German - an d na rra tes the ir war experiences through their diaries and letters. (He) describes how each man endured the nearly unbearable conditions in the trenches and in the air and relates what is known about their deaths; all three died on the batt lefie lds o f th e So mme, wi thin gunshot sound of one another. He delves into their familial ties, the ideals they expressed in their letters, and he explains how the death of one, the American pilot George Seibold, was instrumental in the creat ion of the G old S tar M other s, a n organization caring for bereaved mothers, wives, and families that is still active today. Hanson animates and brings to life the combatants who perished without a trace, and shows how the Western world arrived at the now ti me-hon ored w ay of mourn ing and paying tribute to all those who die in war." Tiny piece missing from edge of rear pastedown, two tiny tears at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has tiny tear and very l ight wri nkling a t top o f spine , mino r wrin kling at top/bottom of flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
KINGSWAY PARK: TRIUMPH IN DESIGN.  AN ARCHITECTURAL STUDY OF A PLANNED COMMUNITY IN ETOBICOKE 1924-1947., Ingolfsrud, Elizabeth and Keefer, Alec.  Signed by both authors.
13 Ingolfsrud, Elizabeth and Keefer, Alec. Signed by both authors. KINGSWAY PARK: TRIUMPH IN DESIGN. AN ARCHITECTURAL STUDY OF A PLANNED COMMUNITY IN ETOBICOKE 1924-1947.
Toronto Toronto Region Architectural Conservancy 1994 0969905416 / 9780969905417 Soft Cover Very Good Signed by Author
82 pp, 11" H. Errata slip laid in. **SIGNED BY AUTHORS ON TITLE PAGE** Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light water stain and small crease at bottom corner of front cover, two tiny stains on rear cover, minor soiling mark on fore-edge of text block. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
ALEC GUINNESS:  MASTER OF DISGUISE., O'Connor, Garry.  (Alec Guinness.)
14 O'Connor, Garry. (Alec Guinness.) ALEC GUINNESS: MASTER OF DISGUISE.
London Hodder and Stoughton 1994 0340485620 / 9780340485620 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "Sir Alec Guinness's performances in films such as 'Oliver Twist', 'Kind Hearts and Coronets', and 'The Bridge on the River Kwai', as well as in countless plays in the Theatre and on television, have ensured his position as one of the greatest actors of the post-war era. He seems able not so much to portray the characters he plays as to become them. But the gift is deceptive. How can he really be all the different people he has played? How does he do it? (This book) delves into the actor's complex, enigmatic personality and into the nature of his remarkable talent. (O'Connor) probes the formative spiritual and emotional events in his life - his illegitimacy, his unanchored childhood, and his conversion to Roman Catholicism. Drawing on interviews with scores of friends and colleagues, (he) traces Guinness's acting roots and, closely relating the man to the roles he has created, renders the drama of his development. With portraits of notable figures in Guinness's life including John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, David Lean, Tyrone Guthrie, George Lucas, T.S. Eliot, John le Carre and Alan Bennett, O'Connor recreates a remarkably diverse, long and distinguished career. His penetrating analysis is one which celebrates, and preserves, the integrity of the actor and the man." Very light browning to edges of text block, small light mark on top of textblock, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor rubbing and very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
COLLECTING MEDALS AND DECORATIONS., Purves, Alec A.
15 Purves, Alec A. COLLECTING MEDALS AND DECORATIONS.
Seaby, London, (1978), 3rd edition. 
237 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0900652454 B&w photos, drawings. Contents: Introduction to Medal Collecting; Housing the Collection; Making a Cabinet; Groups; Condition; Unnamed and Re-named Medals; Defective Medals; Official Re-iss ues; Copy Medals; Cleaning Medals; Ribbons; Building a Reference Library; Sources of Reference; Libraries, Organisations, etc.; Some British Orders and Decorations; Medals for Gallantry in Action, etc.; British Campaign Medals; Polar Medals; C o m m e m o rative Medals; Long Service Medals; Some Miscellaneous British Medals; Ratings, Ranks, and Units; Foreign Decorations - A General Survey; Appendices. Very light edge wear, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been p ri ce -c li pp ed , has tiny shallow dint on front panel, very light rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PUBLIC SERVANT, SECRET AGENT:  THE ELUSIVE LIFE AND VIOLENT DEATH OF AIREY NEAVE., Routledge, Paul.
16 Routledge, Paul. PUBLIC SERVANT, SECRET AGENT: THE ELUSIVE LIFE AND VIOLENT DEATH OF AIREY NEAVE.
London Fourth Estate 2002 1841552447 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
392 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "On 30 March 1979 for the first time in more than 100 years an MP was killed in the precincts of the House of Commons. And his was a very violent death: a bomb, triggered by the ascent of his car up the ramp from the underground car park, detonated enough explosives to sever his legs from his body and render him unrecognisable. Airey Neave was a loyal Tory backbencher who had last held ministerial office in 1959. What, then, had he done to deserve such a vicious and bloody attack? Neave was an extraordinary man. Eton and Oxford educated, he served in the Royal Artillery and was captured and ultimately imprisoned in Colditz. He became the first Briton to escape. On the strength of his experience he was recruited by the security services to a divison of MI6 and was an advisor on escape and insurrection in occupied Europe until the end of the second world war. (After his work at the Nuremberg trials he) moved into open politics, as MP for Abingdon from 1953, without ever losing his taste for the covert. A shadowy figure on the right of the Conservative party, he ploted the overthrow of Ted Heath and the installation of Margaret Thatcher. (When Neave asked Thatcher for Northern Ireland, the) intelligence services found they had one of their men in a pivotal role at a crucial moment. To Irish Nationalists, Neave was a threat that could not be allowed to thrive. His life and death were enacted in the deep shadows just behind the glare of public life." Slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny edge tear on page leaf 259/260, slight toning to edged of text block, tiny white stains on fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, minor rubbing, moderate wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds - light wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY.  VOLUME I: 1889-1910., Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors.  (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
17 Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors. (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY. VOLUME I: 1889-1910.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1985 019540503X / 9780195405033 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
424 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps, genealogical chart. The first volume of 'The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery' "takes her to 1910, the year before her marriage, when she left Prince Edward Island. It recounts her schooldays in Cavendish, redolent with incidents, impressions, and romantic 'crushes' that found their way into her fiction; a year spent in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, with her father and stepmother; a year of study at Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown, where she trained to be a teacher, and another at Dalhousie University; her teaching years; a powerful infatuation with the son of a family she lived with; a long and mostly unhappy period of keeping house for her grandmother; and the publication of 'Anne of Green Gables'. The autobiographical content will fasciant every devoted reader of the Anne books. But the Montgomery journals are especially interesting because they provide a unique social history and the privilege of viewing closely the life of a remarkable woman. Comprising perhaps the most vivid and detailed memoir in Canadian letters, the journals will join 'Anne of Green Gables' in ensuring Montgomery's lasting place in Canadian liter-ature." Very light browning to pages and edges of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor soiling, light wrinkling and a few tiny tears at top of spine, some waviness on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY.  VOLUME IV: 1929-1935., Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors.  (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.)
18 Rubio, Mary & Waterston, Elizabeth, editors. (L.M. Montgomery - Lucy Maud Montgomery.) THE SELECTED JOURNALS OF L.M. MONTGOMERY. VOLUME IV: 1929-1935.
Toronto Oxford University Press 1998 0195413814 / 9780195413816 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
439 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. The fourth volume of 'The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery' "covers a tumultuous period in the writer's life. By 1929 she was 54 years old and known world-wide as the author of 'Anne of Green Gables' and many other books, yet this was also a time of numerous setbacks: the stock market crash, a drop in royalties from her many books, the need to provide her two sons with a university education while her husband's modest church salary was often in arrears, and the fact that many loans she made to friends and family were not repaid. She faced personal crises in relations with her sons and her husband and there was furious controvery in her husband's parish, Norval Presbyterian Church. She also felt concerns over her own mental state and she became the unwilling object of a young woman's declarations of passionate love. Yet this was not a period without joy: the volume opens with happy travels to Prince Edward Island and western Canada and ends with her looking forward with great excitement to a new life in Toronto. Besides providing an intimate look into the daily life of one of the world's best-loved authors, these journals can also be read as a fascinating social history of the early twentieth century. For example, Montgomery's health concerns provide intriguing insights into the state of medical practices. Readers may shudder slightly when a bout of asthma is treated with strychnine tablets or a 'bad chill' brings out a compound of arsenic." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE SUGAR ISLANDS:  A COLLECTION OF PIECES WRITTEN ABOUT THE WEST INDIES BETWEEN 1928 AND 1953., Waugh, Alec.
19 Waugh, Alec. THE SUGAR ISLANDS: A COLLECTION OF PIECES WRITTEN ABOUT THE WEST INDIES BETWEEN 1928 AND 1953.
Cassell, London, 1958, first edition. 
319 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map. "The book is divided into four parts. In the first, the author gives an idea of the background of the West Indies by drawing a detailed picture of the colourful life of Martinique. He then goes on to the history of the islands from the time of their discovery by Columbus at the end of the 15th century; the 16th-century Spanish rule which saw the extermination of the aborigines in the Greater Antilles, the introduction of sugar cane, and the notorious slave trade with the Guinea Coast; the 17th-century challenge of France and England when the Leeward and Windward Islands were disputed - the age of buccaneers; the prosperity and battles of the 18th century, and the movement of id eas with the French Revolution, which led to the liberation of the slaves and the decline of the islands as the planters returned to Europe. He tells the story of a 17th-century Frenchman who joined the famous pirates of Tortuga, and the h i s t o r y o f the long bloodbath that prceeded the declaration of independence of Haiti, the Black Republic. The second part of the book comprises four character sketches, including three stories of black magic, and two sections deal with the i nd iv id ua l ch a rm a nd interest of each of the islands: Montserrat, Barbados, Anguilla, Trinidad, St. Vincent, Tortola, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saba, Antigua, Dominica and Puerto Rico." Slight rub/scuff to fore-edge of textblock (approx. firs t 4 0 p age s), a fe w tin y s oiling marks on boards, tiny dint at top edge of front board, minor scuff on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning on s pine and fla p-f olds , ligh t so iling - mainly on rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A LITTLE LEARNING:  THE FIRST VOLUME OF AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY., Waugh, Evelyn.
20 Waugh, Evelyn. A LITTLE LEARNING: THE FIRST VOLUME OF AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
Chapman & Hall, London, 1964, first edition. 
234 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "....treats of Mr Waugh's family and childhood; and of his education at Lancing and Oxford, which is associated by so many readers with 'Brideshead Revisited'. It ends with a n account of his experiences as a schoolmaster at a private school in North Wales." Tiny crease at top of half-title page, soft crease at bottom corner of approx. pages 30 - 188 (more noticeable between pages 150 -188), very light edge we a r . D u s t jacket has light edge wrinkling, soft creasing to top 3" of spine, slight fading to spine color. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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