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1 HISTORICAL TIMES. KINGSTON COLLEGIATE AND VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE. (KCVI)
Kingston, Ontario Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute 1973 Good+ 
128 pp, 11" H. Peacock blue cloth with gilt lettering on front board. Pictorial endpapers, Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. Chapter headings: The History of a School; Epilogue; The Glass of Time: Reminiscences of Dr. E.L. Earl; The Students Association 1925-1973; The Past 80 Years; The K.C.V.I. Times; School Newspapers; Drama; Music; Literary: The Flavour of the Times; Literary: Parody and Humour; The Cadet Corps; Clubs; Sports; 27 June 1973 (Royal Visit); Acknowledgements; In the Cellars of Old K.C.I. Remains of a partially removed label at top of front pastedown, book is cracked at pages 14/15 - pages are holding firmly, slight toning to margins of pages, slight bump to rear board corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, a few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, slight darkening to edges of boards, light soiling, small line dent on front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SOUTHEAST ENGLAND.  BEAUTIFUL BRITAIN SERIES., Automobile Association.
2 Automobile Association. SOUTHEAST ENGLAND. BEAUTIFUL BRITAIN SERIES.
Reader's Digest, London, 1987. 
160 pp, 4to (11/14" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0861455185 Map endpapers. Colour photographs. "Breathtaking views, fascinating stories, archaeological treasures, links with famous characters - whether in the countryside or a town or vill age, around every corner you come face to face with Britain's heritage. All of these - and more - are to be found in this authoritative....guidebook - part of a new regional series from the AA - which captures the spirit of the best and mos t i n t e r e sting features of Southeast England. Local legends, literary, historical and architectural facts - together with items of natural history and geological interest - are just some of the topics packed into the 160 pages. The entries o n t ow ns a nd v il lages are arranged throughout the book in alphabetical order for easy reference. And over 70 photographs conjure up images of the most memorable and beautiful scenes in the region." Small bump at bottom corner of boards. Wri nk li ng at bot tom of fl ap-folds - minor edge wrinkling elsewhere. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JAMES WILSON MORRICE:  A BIOGRAPHY., Buchanan, Donald W.
3 Buchanan, Donald W. JAMES WILSON MORRICE: A BIOGRAPHY.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1936 First Edition Very Good James Wilson Morrice. 
187 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w tissue-covered photograph frontispiece, b&w plates, 1 colour plate. A biography of the Canadian artist, James Wilson Morrice (1865-1924), detailing his nomadic life spent in Europe, North Africa, the West Indies and Canada, his work, associations and friendships (including Henri Matisse and Somerset Maugham). Includes a "Catalogue Raisonne" (divided geographically) and a "General Index". Interior - a very soft bump to top corner of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very soft crease at top corner of covers, light soiling on covers, a faint 2" line indention on front cover. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN LIBRARIES., Campbell, H.C.
4 Campbell, H.C. CANADIAN LIBRARIES.
London Clive Bingley 1969 0851570631 / 9780851570631 First Edition Very Good+ Good+ 
90 pp, 8 3/4" H. Contents: Introduction; Canadian libraries, 1900-1960; Reference and research library resources; Provincial and regional public library systems; Envoi: The Canadian library in the 21st century; Directories and guides; Select bibliography; References; Index. "(R)eviews the 65-year growth of Canadian professional library associations and the slow rise in the number and quality of Canadian library services. The development of the National Library in Ottawa, which took more than 30 years to bring about, is recorded. Of intrest at the present time are observations of the part which the new information technology is playing in libraries and documentation services in Canada and the role which can be expected from them in the 21st century." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling/tiny chips and tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny holes and surface paper loss on front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SMALLER RHODODENDRONS., Cox, Peter A.  Foreword by Professor D.M. Henderson.  Colour illustrations by Margaret Stones and Rosemary Wise.
5 Cox, Peter A. Foreword by Professor D.M. Henderson. Colour illustrations by Margaret Stones and Rosemary Wise. THE SMALLER RHODODENDRONS.
Timber Press, Beaverton, OR, 1985, first American edition. 
271 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0881920142 B&w photographs, maps, drawings, colour illustrations. "The author surveys smaller rhododendrons in their natural habitat, their distribution, ecology and introduction into cultivation, and then moves on to garden cultivation, examining shelter, shade, climate, hardiness and plant associations. The chapter on planting and maintenance covers soil preparation, planting, feeding, pruning, diseases and pests. One of Pete r Cox's strengths is the personal experience he brings to the subject, and this is reflected in a description of the climate and conditions at Glendoik, Perth, where a large percentage of the plants mentioned in the book have been grown with s o m e s u ccess. Personal experience shows also in the detailed species descriptions, the largest part of the book, in which cultivation history, botanical characteristics, and garden value are assessed in great detail. There is of course a cla ss if ic at i on o f the species. Hybrids and hybridization are described more fully than before (the author gives some pointers for future efforts here), and there is an account of propagation techniques. With its list of recommended species and hy bri ds, ga rd ens , n urseries and societies, (this book) offers an immense amount of detailed, up-to-date information, its value enhanced by the practicality readers have come to expect of this author." Small bump at bottom corner of boards a nd a t bo ttom of rea r hi nge, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dints on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH COLUMBIA IN BOOKS:  AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY., Cuddy, Mary Lou and Scott, James J.
6 Cuddy, Mary Lou and Scott, James J. BRITISH COLUMBIA IN BOOKS: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY.
J.J. Douglas, Vancouver, 1974, Ist edition. 
144 pp, 4to (11" H), soft cover. B&w illus. "An immense body of writing exists about the province of British Columbia, but it is scattered and often difficult if not impossible to locate. To codify it all into a single, useful bibliography, (the authors) began this 'labour of love'...Here is their finished compilation; but far from being a cold, factual listing of titles, it is an informal, pleasantly readable, annotated bibliography of books and pamphlets currently in print. The close to 1,000 entries are arranged alphabetically by author and supplemented with a title and selected subject index..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, two small minor corner creases, small soft crease on rear cover, light wear at top/bottom of spine, light crease on spine. VG 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY:  LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 136 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA.  SUMMER 1965.  VOLUME 26, NUMBER 1., Dean, Donald W., editor.
7 Dean, Donald W., editor. WORLD AVIATION DIRECTORY: LISTING AVIATION COMPANIES AND OFFICIALS COVERING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA AND 136 COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALASIA AND ASIA. SUMMER 1965. VOLUME 26, NUMBER 1.
Washington, D.C. American Aviation Publications 1965 Very Good 
1154 pp, 7 1/2" H. Title page states: Volume 28, Number 1, but on spine is printed "No. 51". Fore edge of textblock stamped "Parker & Co. / International, Inc." with advertisement for their business in the directory. Some pictorial advertising with the occasional touch of color, attached bookmark advertising Curtiss Wright, six page black/white/blue advertisement for Allen Aircraft Radio, Inc. (AAR), including fold-out. 3-fold pamphlet "Corrected Pages for Index of Companies and Organizations" laid in. Contents include: U.S. Air Carriers; U.S. Interstate & Other Scheduled Carriers; Air Freight Forwarders; Air Taxi Operators; Foreign Manufacturers' Offices in North America; Foreign Offices of U.S. Manufacturers; Primary Aircraft Manufacturers; Simulator & Trainer Manufacturers; Manufacturers & Distributors of Equipment; Buyers Guide; Aviation Fuel & Oil Companies; Aviation Insurance, Credit & Financing; U.S. Army Contract Flight Schools; Airline Training Schools; Aviation Organizations, Associations & Nonprofit Groups; Aviation Labor Organizations; U.S. Government Agencies; International Organizations; Canada; Foreign Countries; Index of Personnel; Index of Advertisers, etc., etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wrinkling on spine, minor edge wear, minor rubbing, one very small corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
8 Harrison, C. William. CONSERVATIONISTS AND WHAT THEY DO.
New York Franklin Watts 1963 Second Printing Very Good Good+ 
170 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Conservation, says the author, is not a career in itself, but many jobs in government and private industry offer the conservation-minded young person the chance to take part in a vital work. Government offers careers in forestry, soil and wildlife conservation, flood control, biological research, and allied services. Lumber companies, pulp and paper corporations, agricultural associations, farmers' co-operatives, sportsmen's clubs, the fishing industry, chemical firms, and private organizations offer the opportunity for conservation work. In addition to describing the work done by government and industry, the author lists the necessary qualifications for those interested in the field of conservation and suggests schools and colleges where the applicants can receive training in their chosen field." Slight sun-fading to board edges/bottom edge of spine and small area of spine middle. Dust jacket has light rubbing and minor edgewear, one 1/2" closed tear with associated creases on top edge of front panel near hinge, creases and small tears at top/bottom of spine and part of rear panel top edge, minor soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE KAISER: A LIFE OF WILHELM II, LAST EMPEROR OF GERMANY., Kurenberg, Joachim von.  Translated by H.T. Russell and Herta Hagen.
9 Kurenberg, Joachim von. Translated by H.T. Russell and Herta Hagen. THE KAISER: A LIFE OF WILHELM II, LAST EMPEROR OF GERMANY.
London Cassell 1954 First British Edition Very Good Very Good- 
370 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w plates. "(The author) first met Kaiser Wilhelm when serving as a Guards officer in Potsdam. His associations at this time and his subsequent life in the German Embassies at Constantinople, Rome and Vienna, provided him with experience of Court circles which enables him to reproduce, in all essentials, the atmosphere of the pre-1914 period of the Kaiser's life. Appointed as biographer by the Kaiser at Doorn, he was able to consult his subject frequently, and the results of these numerous interviews are incorporated in the text of the work, so that the Kaiser's point of view is given in juxtaposition to the judgement of others. To assist the reader further in passing judgement on the man, the opinions of the Kaiser's colleagues, his friends, relatives and enemies, are also interwoven. This life is primarily a personal biography, the intention being to provide a full portrait of the man rather than a study of his times. The author had full access to the State Archives in Berlin and Potsdam, and his work is fully documented." Minor edge wear, slight bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small edge tears - one with crease, light rubbing/soiling - mostly on rear panel, a few tiny scuffs, one or two foxing marks on flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN BOOK PUBLISHING:  FROM FOUNDING FATHERS TO TODAY'S CONGLOMERATES., Kurian, George Thomas.
10 Kurian, George Thomas. THE DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN BOOK PUBLISHING: FROM FOUNDING FATHERS TO TODAY'S CONGLOMERATES.
New York Simon & Schuster 1975 671187457 Very Good- 
386 pp, 11" H. Dark brown simulated leather boards with gold lettering on spine and front board. B&w illustrations. Contents: Founding Fathers and Their Enterprises; Today's Publishing Houses; Conglomerates; Multiple Publishing Houses; Book Trade Associations; Major Prizes, Awards, Events; Appendices: Commonly Used Publishing Abbreviations; A Glossary of Publishing Terms; Bibliography #1 - General Reference, Biographies & Memoirs; Bibliography #2 - Company Histories; Company Addresses; Index. Small corner bumps, minor edge wear, remainder mark on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, 5" light scratch at top of rear board, a few small light scuff marks on front board. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
SALTY DIPS.  VOL. 3.  "DID WE SAY ALL?", Lych, Mack, ed.  (W.B. Creery, Mildred Bailey Blais, R.W. Timbrell, O.C.S. Robertson, R.L. Lane, E.S. Brand, J.M. Robertson, T.W. Watson, L.M. Langstaff, R. Campbell, L.M. Patterson, G.A. Olmstead, G.F. McElroy, B.R. Burrows, E.W. McLeod, et al.)
11 Lych, Mack, ed. (W.B. Creery, Mildred Bailey Blais, R.W. Timbrell, O.C.S. Robertson, R.L. Lane, E.S. Brand, J.M. Robertson, T.W. Watson, L.M. Langstaff, R. Campbell, L.M. Patterson, G.A. Olmstead, G.F. McElroy, B.R. Burrows, E.W. McLeod, et al.) SALTY DIPS. VOL. 3. "DID WE SAY ALL?"
Ottawa Branch, Naval Officers' Associations of Canada, Ottawa, Ont., 1988, first printing. 
240 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0969134231 Contents: From the Beginning to the first Disaster; Everyone was "Tea-ing" and then the War came; There, but for the Flip of a Coin; Big Robbie's War; To the Engineroom by Motorcycle; Not all the Work was done at Sea; Saga of a Four-Stacker; Hurricanes at Singapore - Liberator over Burma; What the Captain's Writer saw; Those daring young Men in their fast MTBs; Of Brigs and Barracudas; Prisoners of War: 1. Milag - Four Long Years - 2 . Stalag - Tail Gunner - 3. Marlag - Athabaskan Survivor; There I Was, upside-down, two Fathoms on the Clock; "You'll get used to it"; Now it can all be told. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine sl i g h t l y twisted, minor edge wear, minor soiling on rear cover, spine slightly faded. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NORWEGIAN LIFE AND LANDSCAPE., Martin, Anthony.
12 Martin, Anthony. NORWEGIAN LIFE AND LANDSCAPE.
Elek, London, 1952, first edition. 
167 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates. "This book sketches the historical experiences, the cultural and environmental influences which have made national characteristics and form the basis of policies in home and foreign affairs. Fierce patriotism and stubborn loyalties to friends and traditions are perhaps to be expected in a people who have discovered how to live well in their inordinately long country extending far beyond the Arctic Circle a n d s l a s h ed into a crazy pattern by glaciers, mountains and fjords. Democratic institutions, the huge merchant fleet, the midnight sun, the cod fisheries of Lofoten, Hanseatic Bergen, the growing pains of the capital of Oslo, the creation o f a ne w l an gu ag e by Parliamentary decree and especially the long associations with the English across the Northern Sea, form part of the picture. A fascinating folk and a very beautiful country - the two cannot be separated...." Boards are s li gh tly c url ed at for e- edges, very light browning to edges of textblock, foxing on top of textblock, tiny foxing marks on bottom of textblock, faint foxing on boards and on inside hinges, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wea r. Du st j ack et h as lig ht e dge wear wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning on spine and flap-folds, scattered light foxing marks - mainly on inside of spine, minor soiling. Good+/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE LONDON REGIMENT:  PRESENTATION OF COLOURS BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF YORK CVO ADC AT DUKE OF YORK'S HEADQUARTERS, CHELSEA, FRIDAY 25th JULY 1997 - COMMEMMORATIVE PROGRAMME., Newall, Paul, Colonel Sir, Introduction.
13 Newall, Paul, Colonel Sir, Introduction. THE LONDON REGIMENT: PRESENTATION OF COLOURS BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF YORK CVO ADC AT DUKE OF YORK'S HEADQUARTERS, CHELSEA, FRIDAY 25th JULY 1997 - COMMEMMORATIVE PROGRAMME.
The Regiment 1997 Very Good 
48 pp, 11 3/4" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents include: History of Colours; The London Regiment's Colours; The London Regiment; Headquarter (Anzio) Company; Anzio; Order of Ceremony & Programme of Music; Presentation of the Colours; A (London Scottish) Company; B (The Queen's Regiment) Company; C (City of London Fusiliers) Company; D (London Irish Rifles) Company; The Drums and Pipes of the London Regiment; The Pipes and Drums of the London Scottish; Ditto The London Irish Rifles Association; The Significance of Minden; Ancestry of the London Regiment; Antecedent Regiments and Associations; Affiliated Units of the Army Cadet Force; Origins of Music Played on the Parade; The Victoria Cross; History of Duke of York's Headquarters; etc. 80 pp, 7 1/4" H. Sepiatone photographs, maps. Contents: Introduction; Early Years; India - On Northern Plains; India - West and South; From Burma to Malaya; China; Japan and Korea; Africa and Elsewhere; Among the Children; Medical Treatment; Conclusion; Appendices: The Mission to Lepers - Its Objects and Methods; How Supported; Its Fields and Stations. Interior - very light toning in margins of pages, small minor crease at fore-edge of first few pages. Exterior - slight toning to spine and edges of covers, small soft crease at fore-edge of front cover, soft wrinkling/bump at bottom of spine - migrates into pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE GUILDS OF THE CITY OF LONDON.  BRITAIN IN PICTURES SERIES., Pooley, Ernest, Sir.
14 Pooley, Ernest, Sir. THE GUILDS OF THE CITY OF LONDON. BRITAIN IN PICTURES SERIES.
William Collins, London, 1945, first edition. 
48 pp, 9" H, hard cover in dust jacket. 8 colour plates, 19 b&w illustrations. "Much of the early character of the Trade Guilds has gone, insofar as it related to the control of the trade, the strict organisation of apprentices and master craftsme n, the sale and distribution of goods; although some Companies, such as the Fishmongers' which continues to manage the great market at Billingsgate, are still closely connected with their original trade. The Companies still maintain their a n c i e n t c eremonies and take responsibility for considerable works of charity and benevolence and for the support of schools and colleges, such as the Merchant Taylor's, St. Paul's, Oundle, Tonbridge, and many others. The annual Lord Mayor' s S ho w is t he o n e occasion in the year when the ordinary public is made vividly aware of the active existence of the City Companies but their work goes on throughout the year and readers of this book will learn not only the origins of the Co mp ani es an d t hei r h ist or y but will also undertand what they now contribute to the life of the City and the country as a whole. Three tiny foxing marks on free front endpaper, very light edge wear, tiny scuff on front board, tiny foxing mark s o n to p o f t extb lock , li ght bro wn ing to edges of textblock, tiny bump to bottom of front hinge area, very light rubb marks on rear cover. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, one small closed tear, browning on spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AN OAK SPRING POMONA: A SELECTION OF RARE BOOKS ON FRUIT IN THE OAK SPRING GARDEN LIBRARY, DESCRIBED BY SANDRA RAPHAEL., Raphael, Sandra.  Introduction by Rachel Lambert Mellon.
15 Raphael, Sandra. Introduction by Rachel Lambert Mellon. AN OAK SPRING POMONA: A SELECTION OF RARE BOOKS ON FRUIT IN THE OAK SPRING GARDEN LIBRARY, DESCRIBED BY SANDRA RAPHAEL.
Upperville, Virginia Oak Spring Garden Library 1990 0300049366 / 9780300049367 Very Good+ Very Good 
276 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Patterned endpapers. "(This) is the second of a series of catalogues describing selections of the rare books and other material in the Oak Spring Garden Library, a collection formed by Mrs Paul Mellon. The 'Pomona' describes a hundred books and manuscripts about fruit, with illustrations taken from some of the most beautiful books on the subject, as well as original drawings or paintings. The earliest book described is Bussato's 'Giardino di Agricoltura' of 1592, the latest 'The Herefordshire Pomona', an encyclopaedia of apples and pears from the 1870s. In between there is a gathering of fruit books large and small: La Quintinie's 'Instruction pour les Jardins fruitiers', first published in 1690 and translated by John Evelyn three years later, Duhamel's 'Traite des Arbres fruitiers', and nearly fifty others from France and Britain, among them Brookshaw's giant 'Pomona Britannica' and a handful of pocket-sized books of directions on grafting and cultivating the best varieties available. Sections on fruit-growing in these two countries are followed by others on fruit elsewhere in Europe (including the books of Knoop, Gallesio, and Bivort) and fruit in America (with Downing, Hovey, and several sets of nurserymen's plates) before chapters on citrus fruit (beginning with Ferrari's 'Hesperides' of 1646), apples and pears, peaches and soft fruit, grapes, melons, and tropical fruit. Each description makes clear the background of the book concerned and its relationship to others, while a generous number of illustrations in colour and black and white help to give an impression of their contents. Many of the Oak Spring copies have particularly interesting associations, recorded in inscriptions, bookplates, or binding details, all of which are described." Minor soiling on top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one 1" closed tear, small area of creasing a top corner of rear flap. 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
AN OAK SPRING SYLVA: A SELECTION OF THE RARE BOOKS ON TREES IN THE OAK SPRING GARDEN LIBRARY.  DESCRIBED BY SANDRA RAPHAEL., Raphael, Sandra.  Preface by Rachel Lambert Mellon.
16 Raphael, Sandra. Preface by Rachel Lambert Mellon. AN OAK SPRING SYLVA: A SELECTION OF THE RARE BOOKS ON TREES IN THE OAK SPRING GARDEN LIBRARY. DESCRIBED BY SANDRA RAPHAEL.
Upperville, Virginia Oak Spring Garden Library, Upperville, Virginia, 1989. 1989 0300046529 / 9780300046526 Near Fine Very Good 
147 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Patterned endpapers. "(This) is the first of a series of catalogues describing selections of the rare books and other material in the Oak Spring Garden Library, a collection formed by Mrs. Paul Mellon. The 'Sylva', which deals with books and manuscripts on trees, will be the smallest volume of the series, describing nearly fifty books, manuscripts, or drawings, from a tiny 1555 book on oaks to early nineteenth-century advice on large-scale tree-planting, a range including both great books, like Evelyn's 'Sylva', Duhamel's 'Traite des Arbres', and Michaux's 'North American Sylva', and more modest ones, like Marshall's 'American Grove', which helped introduce the riches of American forests to European gardens in the eighteenth century. Each description makes clear the background of each book and its relationship to others, while a generous number of illustrations in colour and black and white help to give an impression of their contents. Many of the Oak Spring copies have particularly interesting associations, recorded in inscriptions, book plates, or binding details, all of which are described." Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small line indentation on rear hinge. 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
JEAN I. GUNN: NURSING LEADER.  CANADIAN MEDICAL LIVES SERIES., Rieger, Natalie.
17 Rieger, Natalie. JEAN I. GUNN: NURSING LEADER. CANADIAN MEDICAL LIVES SERIES.
Asociated Medical Services / Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Markham, Ontario, 1997. 
264 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550411756 B&w photographs. "In 1913 Jean Gunn, a native of Belleville who trained at the prestigious New York Presbyterian Hospital, became the Superintendant of Nurses at the Toronto General Hospital. For more than a quarter of a century she gave her energy and time to numerous nursing and health issues and the nursing service at the Toronto General. Recognized as a leader by nurses, doctors, politicians and hospital trustees, she manoeuvred around obstructions with humour, diplomacy, persistence and a fine sense of justice. Her contribution shows that the nursing profession achieved success despite the hierarchical, paternal and oppressive attitudes and behaviour of hospital trustees, medical doctors and politcians towards the nursing profession. Her story delineates the ambivalence which nurses had in working with other women on issues which were not related directly to nursing. It describes the respect with which Gunn was held by colleagues and her students at the General. Her achievements provide an alternative to the traditional interpretation of nursing's history as being oppressed and under patriarchal control, striving unsuccessfully to become a profession. What Gunn and her nurse colleagues accomplished in her life is relevant to today's problems in the health care system. We must know of those struggles before we lose the gains they fought for." Tiny tear on front inside hinge. NF/ F 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OLD & RARE:  THIRTY YEARS IN THE BOOK BUSINESS., Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B.
18 Rostenberg, Leona & Stern, Madeleine B. OLD & RARE: THIRTY YEARS IN THE BOOK BUSINESS.
New York Abner Schram 1974 0839001304 / 9780839001300 First Edition Very Good Very Good - 
234 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The scholar-partners of the firm of Leona Rostenberg - Rare Books have produced a lively, informative memoir of their years in the rare book trade. From the Renaissance archives of Strasbourg on the verge of Nazi occupation, to a refugee-bookseller's Manhattan office, to an old house in the Bronx, the authors trace the engrossing and sometimes hilarious story of the founding of the business and partnership that were to bring them lasting and fruitful associations with booksellers, librarians and collectors throughout the world." Slight lean to spine, slight fading to bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear with a tiny chip at top of rear flap-fold, light wrinkling at top of spine and top of rear flap/flap-fold, one tiny edge tear with crease and a tear at bottom of rear hinge - archivally taped, light rubbing, light browning at top inside edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
19 Smith, Peter L. With F.G.C. Wood & S.G. Pettit. A MULTITUDE OF THE WISE: UVIC REMEMBERED.
Victoria, British Columbia Alumni Association of the University of Victoria 1993 1550580523 / 9781550580525 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
208 pp, 11 1/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs, cartoons, etc. "(T)ells the story of UVic's evolution from the tiny original Victoria College of 1903 to the modern University of Victoria (British Columbia). (An) informal and affectionate review of an unusually colourful institution, presented by a native Victorian who is an alumnus of Victoria College and a longtime faculty member at UVic. (The) narrative is enlivened with anecdotal reminiscences, and is richly illustrated with archival photographs. A primary aim has been to reveal how UVic's personality continues to be influenced by its long tradition, although greatly altered by the dramatic changes that it has undergone. The University's history is treated in detail only until 1975, a watershed year in its growth. In reflective essays, the author summarizes more recent developments." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BRITONS TO ARMS!  THE STORY OF THE BRITISH VOLUNTEER SOLDIER AND THE VOLUNTEER TRADITION IN LEICESTERSHIRE AND RUTLAND., Steppler, Glenn A.
20 Steppler, Glenn A. BRITONS TO ARMS! THE STORY OF THE BRITISH VOLUNTEER SOLDIER AND THE VOLUNTEER TRADITION IN LEICESTERSHIRE AND RUTLAND.
Stroud, Gloucestershire Budding 1997 1840150149 / 9781840150148 Reprint Very Good+ Near Fine 
185 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). "At first a spontaneous and temporary response to threats of invasion and internal rebellion, the British Volunteer became a permanent feature of military organization in the mid-Victorian era, eventually evolving into the territorial soldier of the twentieth century. Presented here is a general history of the Volunteer forces together with a detailed account of the experience of two Midland counties - Leicestershire and Rutland. Thus both the intensely local dimension of what were initially ad hoc town and village corps, and the national significance of the British volunteer tradition are explored. Spanning three centuries, from the early eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century, this book charts the evolution, and the persistence, of a recurring phenomenon. It explains the exact origin and nature of the Napoleonic Volunteer Force and its mounted arm, the Yeomanry; the Victorian Rifle Volunteers and the Territorials of the twentieth century, as well as the Home Guard of 1940 and its little-known predecessor, the Volunteer Training Corps of the First World War. Illustrated with twenty-four pages of contemporary black-and-white illustrations and set firmly in its social and political context, with careful attention paid to the organization, development and military role of the Volunteer forces, this is the story of a distinctly British institution." Light cigarette odour. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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