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OFFICIAL ARROW STREET GUIDE OF TORONTO AND SUBURBS.  1940, 36th EDITION (COMPLETELY REVISED).
1 OFFICIAL ARROW STREET GUIDE OF TORONTO AND SUBURBS. 1940, 36th EDITION (COMPLETELY REVISED).
Toronto Might Directories 1940 36th Edition. Stapled in Wraps Fair 
164 pp + (3) Memorandum pages (blank) + (1) pp "Explanation of Map", 6 1/2" H. Small b&w fold-out map at rear. Title page continues: "Including: Location of all Streets with House or Store number on each Street at intersections, Keyed to map in back of book. Car lines indexed to show the route best serving any Street. Bus, Railroad and Air Lines and Terminals. Each Street is keyed to show the location on the Map of the City. Outline Map and Description of the Best and Quickest way for Visitors to see the Major Points of Interest. Lists of Churches, Hospitals, Amusement Parks, Hotels, Fire and Police Departments, Post Offices, Theatres, Ambulances, Consuls, Cemeteries, etc." Interior - several pages with chip and tears at top edge - tears archivally taped, small tear on fold-out map archivally taped, three indents from staple at fore-edge of all pages from middle to end of book - heavier towards end of book, very small slight curl to corners of pages. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, corner creases, two tiny edge tears archivally taped, light soiling, browning to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Abbott, Peter and Ribeiro Rodrigues, Manuel. Series Editor, Martin Windrow. MODERN AFRICAN WARS (2): ANGOLA AND MOCAMBIQUE 1961-74. OSPREY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 202.
London Osprey 1988 0850458439 / 9780850458435 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ Color Plates By Ray Volstad. 
48 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w photographs, drawings/diagrams, maps. 8 pages of colour uniform studies. Contents: Preface; Portugal's African Empire; The Liberation Movements; The Portuguese Forces; The Portuguese Forces in Action; The Plates. Interior - previous owner's small ink name stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very small light bump to top corner of book. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Ahern, Frances Robin. Edited by Dr. Mary P. Bentley. OAKVILLE: A SMALL TOWN, 1900-1930.
Erin, Ontario Oakville Historical Society / Boston Mills Press 1981 0919822460 / 9780919822467 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
213 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Local history of Oakville, Ontario. Contents: "Beautiful Oakville"; Industries, 1900-1930; The Firefighters; Oakville in Motion; Dundas Street (Trafalgar Road)(Station Road); Educating the Young; Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (South Side); Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (North Side); "The Main Street"; Navy Street; Recreation, 1900-1930; An Era of Gracious Living; Appendix - Origin of Street Names; Surveys; Schools; Churches; Banks; The Post Office; The Library; Customs Collection. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, tiny corner creases on covers, spine flat with one crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
OAKVILLE:  A SMALL TOWN, 1900-1930., Ahern, Frances Robin.  Edited by Dr. Mary P. Bentley.
4 Ahern, Frances Robin. Edited by Dr. Mary P. Bentley. OAKVILLE: A SMALL TOWN, 1900-1930.
Erin, Ontario Oakville Historical Society / Boston Mills Press 1981 0919822460 / 9780919822467 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
213 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, map. Local history of Oakville, Ontario. Contents: "Beautiful Oakville"; Industries, 1900-1930; The Firefighters; Oakville in Motion; Dundas Street (Trafalgar Road)(Station Road); Educating the Young; Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (South Side); Lakeshore Road and Colborne Street (North Side); "The Main Street"; Navy Street; Recreation, 1900-1930; An Era of Gracious Living; Appendix - Origin of Street Names; Surveys; Schools; Churches; Banks; The Post Office; The Library; Customs Collection. Interior - previous owner`s name, place and date in ink on free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny light stain on spine, minor wear at bottom corner of front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
YESTERDAY'S TOWN: WELLINGTON.  A DIARY OF A WEST COUNTRY TOWN IN THE 19th CENTURY., Allen, Gillian.
5 Allen, Gillian. YESTERDAY'S TOWN: WELLINGTON. A DIARY OF A WEST COUNTRY TOWN IN THE 19th CENTURY.
Buckingham Barracuda 1987 0860232921 / 9780860232926 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
124 pp, small 4to (10 7/16" H). Number 368 of a limited edition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "(I)t is the detail of the 19th century record which attracts us most; the people who lived in specific houses like the Millers, Langleys and Merediths; the controversy about the three posts outside the White Hart Inn; the shops that changed from bank to fishmonger, from watchmaker to cobbler, from Bell Inn to basketmaker; the man who dug a canal in his garden to employ poor people; the ten-year-old who died when her pinny caught fire; the horse that took nine men to the gallows. Here too is the fire brigade whose captain refused entry to his own team as his cottage blazed away; the riots when a cemetery was proposed; the earliest chapels built and closed; Ann Pain, who stole a bullock's heart on St. Valentine's Day; Mr Marks, who lost 50 Pounds at Wellington Fair; elderly Maria Strippling, sentenced to seven days' labour for pinching threepennorth of hay; and the 4,703 tramps who came to Wellington in 1865. Transport changed the town, when the turnpikes, canal, railway and finally motorcar came. The first car owner was heavily fined; the first acceptable motor hit the Town Hall. Taverns prospered, and there were 75 at one time or another. Thirteen survive. The greatest change of all came with the Great War - 'our old world has gone forever' said the local 'rag'. That world is recreated (here) - in a fluent, fascinating and fact-packed narrative and some 200 pictures, many of them rare, and most unique to this book." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge, a few small faint indentations on panels, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
6 Bouckley, Thomas. PICTORIAL OSHAWA.
Oshawa Self-published 1976 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 3/4" H x 10 3/16" D). Black boards with gold lettering on spine. Foreword and Introduction, followed by 208 b&w captioned illustrations (the majority being photographs) of people, places and events in and around Oshawa, Ontario. Houses, churches, schools, businesses, mills, parks, parades, sporting events, floods, fires, sports, railways, etc. are represented. Concludes with a List of Plates and Bibliography. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light rubbing on board, small faint ring mark on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE OF MR. TOAST with MR. TOAST AND THE WOOLLY MAMMOTH.  2 BOOKS., Brent, Stuart.
7 Brent, Stuart. THE STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE OF MR. TOAST with MR. TOAST AND THE WOOLLY MAMMOTH. 2 BOOKS.
New York Viking Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Leslie Goldstein / Lilian Obligado. Inscribed By Author
62 pp & 94 pp - 2 volumes - 9 3/8" H. B&w illustrations. 1. The Strange Disappearance of Mr. Toast - inscribed on front free endpaper in red ink: "For Lesley / from / Stuart Brent" - First edition, 1964 - "Mr. Toast was a golden retriever, and the Brent family was his personal responsibility. He never failed to devote his full time and attention to his duties, rounding up lost children, patiently accepting Baby Joe's hugs and kisses, even settling quarrels between the younger children with a few cuffs of a firm but gentle paw. (After the family arrives at Bark Point for their summer holiday), suddenly Mr. Toast was nowhere to be found! Had he arrived with them? Had he leaped out of the car to go off chasing rabbits as soon as the car door was opened? No one was sure. Where could Mr.Toast be?" 2. Mr. Toast and the Woolly Mammoth - inscribed on front free endpaper in red ink: "For Lesley / from / Stuart Brent / with Appreciation" - Third printing, 1966 - Exploring a quarry, two of the eldest Brent boys "reached a point where a landslide gave way under them, tossing them violently to the bottom" where Mr. Toast "proceeded to discover what was undoutedly the biggest bone of his life! The story of the unearthing of a prehistoric monster by the entire Brent family makes for exciting and enlightening reading." Very minor edge rubbing. Dust jackets have very light edge wear with one or two tiny edge tears, some light browinng on inside of spine of book 1 and very light browning on inside of spine of book 2. Dust jackets are protected in mylar sleeves. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
JANUARY GARDEN / BEHIND DARK SPACES / A WIDER ARC.  THREE INSCRIBED BOOKS + LETTERS AND ADDITIONAL PAPERS., Cane, Melville.  (Melville Henry Cane, 1879-1980.)
8 Cane, Melville. (Melville Henry Cane, 1879-1980.) JANUARY GARDEN / BEHIND DARK SPACES / A WIDER ARC. THREE INSCRIBED BOOKS + LETTERS AND ADDITIONAL PAPERS.
New York Harcourt Brace First Editions. Hard Cover Good Inscribed By Author
A collection of three first edition hard covers in dust jackets, each inscribed by the author, plus additional material. Melville Henry Cane, 1879-1980, was a graduate of Columbia University and partner in the law firm Ernst, Fox & Cane in New York, where he was legal counsel to Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair, Ayn Rand, William, Saroyan, Thomas Wolfe and others. He was also a poet, producing several volumes of verse, writing "Making a Poem" in 1953 and winning the Robert Frost Medal for lifetime achievement in 1971. The books: 1. January Garden, 1926, 70 pp, 8 1/2" H, black cloth spine with white paper title label/black lettering on spine, black paper covered boards, top edge orange, orange endpapers. Inscribed on title page: "For Tommy Atkins / From his old friend, / Melville Cane 4/1/26". Orange dust jacket with black lettering/decoration. 2. Behind Dark Spaces, 1930, 80 pp, 8 1/2" H, bright blue cloth spine with gilt lettering, yellow paper covered boards, yellow endpapers. Inscribed on dedication page: "To G.C. Atkins, / Send your grade A honey to / Melville Cane / 64 Wright St. / Westport, / Conn." Yellow dust jacket with black lettering/decoration. 3. A Wider Arc: Poems, 1947, 186 pp, 8 5/8" H, black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, white endpapers. Inscribed on title page (Cane has crossed out his printed name): "For Tommy / From Melville, / April '47. This volume includes a prose piece, "Making a Poem". Dust jacket has red spine/front panel with white lettering, white rear panel with red lettering. ALSO: 5 letters/notes on Ernst, Fox & Cane letterhead to G.C. Atkins (George Chew "Tommy" Atkins), a fellow Columbia graduate and lawyer who moved to a farm in Ontario, Canada in 1921. 1. Full sheet, holograph, signed "Melville", dated March 31/26. References the "sporty" proposition of exchanging Cane's first book of verse for some of Tommy's apples, commenting on Tommy's giving up of "this unproductive law activity and grow(ing) something worthwhile." In response to an invitation to visit Ontario, Cane says that he happens "to be the only person in America out of jail who hasn't a car." 2. Half sheet, holograph, signed "Melville", dated April 7/26. References the arrival of the apples and the finding of three with soft spots, but continuing "if you find only three poems with soft spots, it'll be a stand-off." 3. Full sheet, typed, signed "Melville Cane", dated April 20th, 1926. Comments favorably on Tommy's idea of raising turkeys, but "do not expect epics from me in exchange." Mentions he has conveyed Tommy's greetings to Harcourt and Brace (Cane was on their board of directors). 4. Full sheet, holograph, signed "Melville", dated 3/9/33. Comments on the university's (Columbia's), and the general, lack of appreciation for poets and mentioning that he is sending "a couple of specimens (of poetry) of different moods." (see below). 5. Half sheet, holograph, signed "Melville', dated 6/25/51. Mentioning the death of a mutual acquaintance and hoping Tommy will visit. The first two pieces in this group have pencil notations at the bottom, probably by Tommy. WITH: a group of four poems. Three are typed on full sheets of paper, each with one correction in pen and one with a pencil quotation from a poem by John Erskine (a mutual friend). "Melville Cane" is typed at the bottom of each of these sheets, but they are NOT signed. The three poems ("Hymn to Night", "Petition" and "Ancient Organ Grinder") were later published in "A Wider Arc". "Hymn to Night" and "Ancient Organ Grider" were included with Cane's letter to Tommy of 3/9/33. The fourth poem, on a 3 1/4" square scrap of paper, is handwritten in ink, with crossings out and smears and refers to honeybees - it was tucked into "Behind Dark Spaces", at the dedication page, where Cane gives Tommy directions on where to send his honey. WITH: Three items relating to Bernard M.L. Ernst, Cane's long-time friend, fellow Columbia graduate and partner in the law firm of Ernst, Fox & Cane. Ernst was also president of the New York Branch of the Society American Magicians and Vice President of the Magicians' Club of London. 1. "an address / by Melville H. Cane / delivered at the funeral of / Bernard M.L. Ernst / at Earl Hall, Columbia / University, November 30, / 1938" - [8] pp (not including covers), stapled, 7 3/4" H. 2. Holograph note in envelope from Roberta Ernst to Mr. Atkins, thanking him for his "kind note' and commenting on Ernst's last days. 3. Typed slip of paper (approx. 2 5/8" H x 8 7/16" W) with a quote from "Quicker Than the Eye" by John Mulholland, mentioning Ernst as "One of the best loved men in magic". 1. January Garden has minor insect damage near fore-edge of front free endpaper and light damage at fore-edge of rear pastedown, some pages have not been opened, small brown stain on pages 6 & 7, very light browning towards edges of pages, some minor creases at fore-edge of some pages, small edge tear archivally taped at fore-edge of page leaf 45/46, light browning to edges of text block, minor rubbing on boards, very small bump at bottom corner of rear board. Dust jacket has edge wear with some small chips and tears, heavy fading to spine colour and less on flap-folds, light water stain on spinesome scattered very light insect damage on surfaces. 2. Behind Dark Spaces has insect damage causing tiny holes ans paper loss at fore-edge of front free endpaper and a little on half-title page, very light browning towards edges of pages, a few scattered very small foxing marks, page leaves 12/13 & 14/15 poorly opened causing tears which are now archivally taped, three board corners are bumped with some migration into pages, very light browning/foxing to edges of text block, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some small and tiny insect damage holes on front flap, light fading and browning to spine and flap-folds colour, two small dents/tears on front hinge, some edge wear with small tears and very small chips, light soiling. 3. A Wider Arc has minor foxing on front inside hinge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom corner of boards, minor edge wear, light toning/foxing to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light browning, light edge wear/wrinkling and one small edge tear, slight fading to spine, some creases on spine, scattered foxing on inside surface, very light rubbing and soiling. All dust jackets are now in a mylar sleeve for further protection. Most of the letters and notes have been folded and have some light edge wrinkles/creases and light edge browning, one letter has staple holes, one letter has pin holes and rust mark. The funeral address has some insect damage at the bottom edge of the rear cover. 
Price: 675.00 USD
 
 
FAST CIRCUIT., Carter, Bruce.  (pseud. of Richard Hough.)
9 Carter, Bruce. (pseud. of Richard Hough.) FAST CIRCUIT.
New York Harper & Brothers 1962 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
181 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H). Layout of Silverstone. "Nick Bailey, the hero of 'Four-Wheel Drift', has now become the number one driver on the works team of Sir Reginald Yates, blustery owner of Yates Carburetors, Ltd. With the aid of his friend Sam Jetson, the brilliant mechanic with the inquiring mind and nimble fingers, Nick has pushed his Lioness to victory in the Monaco and Dutch Grand Prix and hopes to finish the season as World Champion. Then in the trial runs for the Belgian Grand Prix, the Lioness of the team's number two driver, Eddy Lash, is sabotaged and cracks up. Eddy is seriously injured, and Sir Reggie's top-secret fuel-injector is missing from the wrecked car! More troubles follow (and) Nick's bid for the World Championship seems doomed, as victory eludes him in one race after another. In a book that is as packed with thrills as any Grand Prix, Bruce Carter once again proves himself to be a masterful storyteller with a thorough knowledge of racing men, machines, and events." Small light soiling mark on front pastedown, previous owners name on free front endpaper, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is clipped at bottom of front flap - old price at top, has light rubbing, minor edge wear, two very small closed tears - one with creases, small chip at top of spine, a few very tiny chips. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
DELVILLE WOOD.  BATTLEGROUND EUROPE SERIES - SOMME., Cave, Nigel.
10 Cave, Nigel. DELVILLE WOOD. BATTLEGROUND EUROPE SERIES - SOMME.
Leo Cooper, (Barnsley, 1999), Ist edition. 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photos, maps, reproductions. Contents: Outline of Events - 14 July - 31 August 1916; 14 - 18 July 1916 - The Attack and the Start Line; The South Africans in Longueval and Delville Wood; The Unsung Heroes - The Pioneers; The Defenders of Longueval and Delville Wood; The Long Haul - Incidents in the Capture of Delville Wood, the British View; A Car Tour and two Walking Tours; Cemeteries and Memorials. Interior - book slightly cracked at title-page and at pages 158/9. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 16.95 USD
 
 
PROUD EMPIRES., Clarke, Austin.  Inscribed.
11 Clarke, Austin. Inscribed. PROUD EMPIRES.
Viking, Markham, Ontario, 1988, first Canadian edition. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. BOLDLY INSCRIBED AND DATED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. ISBN 0670817562 "In sight of green sugar-cane fields and the sea, the Rum Shop and the Tailor Shop are awash with buckshee rum and male talk. W hile Sarge (known to have broken an innocent man's legs with his truncheon) holds forth about blasted 'properganda', Seabert the Tailor has ambitions for a seat in Parliament and his eye on a big car. As a young man, Michael William Wilberf o r c e T h orne - 'Boy' to the villagers - learns about life from these vibrant characters. Coming of age in the Barbados of the 1950s, he is both horrified and fascinated by the political scheming that surrounds him. After spending several yea rs a t a C an ad i an university on a scholarship, Boy returns to his country with a sharper awareness of its people and possibilities. When an election is called and this tiny, colonial island hovers on the brink of a new political dawn, he is t rea ted a s a pol iti ca l saviour, the first of a new breed. This rich novel, at once serious and hilariously funny, gives a wonderfully exuberant picture of life in Barbados in the early 1950s, painted with unflagging humour and zest." Dust ja cket has ve ry l ight rub bin g, very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THREE - AND TONI.  ACORN BOOKS NO. 25., Courtney, Christine.
12 Courtney, Christine. THREE - AND TONI. ACORN BOOKS NO. 25.
Victory, London, 1970, reprint. 
86 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Isn't it awkward when you are planning a wonderful get-together and then learn you have to share it with an unwelcome guest? This was what happened to Frances and her two friends. But they soon found that Toni Meredith, haughty and glamorous, had not intention of joining in their activities. She had other ideas - dashing around in a red sports car, for instance, and visiting Turnstone Island with Justin Paynter. Life seemed gay and carefree until Justin deserted her....on the island....alone....except for the weird seabirds." School presentation bookplate and a few tiny light foxing marks on free front endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny scuff on rear board , two very small corner bumps and shallow bump to fore-edge of rear board, light edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has old price label on front flap, very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny light foxing marks on inside surface, c o l o r s b r i ght. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UNFINISHED BUSINESS., Erskine, John.
13 Erskine, John. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1931 Hard Cover Very Good - Poor Inscribed By Author
347 pp, 8 1/8" H. Black cloth with red lettering and decorative borders on spine and front board, top edge stained red. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "For George Atkins - / old friend - / as a poor return for the / best apples I've met in / an age! / John Erskine / January, 1932 - ". "The car was moving fast but not too fast. You couldn't blame the driver. A tire exploded - . Before Ormer saw his friends again he stood before a Gate and heard the amazing dictum that scared him back to life: neither right nor wrong counts, but only their completion. The man alone is damned who fails to fulfil his intentions. But - cheating his partner. Seducing a girl. These were among the things that Ormer had begun. Now with his own salvation at stake he must return to complete them. In the twenty years that had passed, the partner had become the president of a powerful bank, the girl had become the wife of his faithful friend. And he knew he must return to face the Figure at the Gate. Most men and women carry about with them regrets vague or clearly articulated for the things they have not done. As we grow older we regret even the prudence which kept us from mistakes. Even from mistakes, we begin to feel, we might have learned more fully to live. This common experience is dramatized (here). Along with the regret for neglected opportunities to live goes usually a wish that we might return to past hours and complete what we left unfinished. Here is the story of a man who tried to make such a repetition of his life." Light toning to margins of pages; a few tiny foxing marks on preliminary pages, on rear pastesdown and on edges of text block; light edge wear/rubbing; wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; light corner bumps and two small bumps at bottom edge of front board; light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block. Dust jacket has edge wear with small chips, tears and creases - tears have old tape repairs on inside surface; browning on spine; two small ink scribbles and small water stain on front panel; light soiling and rubbing; now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
SHIP OF FORCE., Evans, Alan.  Wraparound dust jacket art by Mike Trim.
14 Evans, Alan. Wraparound dust jacket art by Mike Trim. SHIP OF FORCE.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1979, first edition. 
255 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340234334 " 'Schwerttrager!' It is the summer of 1917, Britain is losing the war against the U-boats and Commander David Cochrane Smith listens to the delirious mumbling of a dying U-baot c ommander: 'Swordbearer'. Smith believes it is the code name for an operation, a threat to Britain, but nobody will listen to him. The threat haunts him. He meets a wild, beautiful, tragic girl and she solves a tiny part of the mystery, en o u g h t o set a clock ticking, counting down. Smith has come home with a bloody victory to his credit but he is still under suspicion of being reckless, a wild man, at best just lucky. He believes the answer to the U-boat lies in convoys but h e is g iv e n a f lotilla 'to take offensive action against U-boats and bases'. The flotilla turns out to be one ancient destroyer, a turtle-back 'thirty-knotter' known as 'Bloody Mary'. It is backed up by a 'ship of force', but that is no more t ha n a mo nit or , ne ar -new and with fifteen-inch guns. Her engines are defective, she is slow and spends more time in the dockyard than at sea. The flotilla is a sick joke; the two ships are the lepers of the Dover Patrol. With them Smith has to take on shor e b at ter ies and bigger, faster enemy destroyers. He has to fight the hostility of his commanding officer and is plunged into the world of espionage behind the enemy lines. Through it all the mystery behind 'Schwerttrager' lure s h im on unt il he sta kes his car eer and his life in a desperate attempt to solve it." Faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor browning at edges. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
15 Evans, Gary. THE PRINTS OF OAKVILLE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY BACK IN TIME.
Burlington, Ontario North Shore 2003 189689920X / 9781896899206 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine Signed by Author
104 pp, oblong 8vo (8" H x 10 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Signed by author on title page. "There is a lot of nostalgia within these pages. The photographs show a different sort of community as it has evolved over the years. There is a series of photographs taken on Colborne Street - better known today as Lakeshore Road - showing retail establishments long gone as well as other shots of historic houses, the harbors in transition, and Rebecca Street of long, long ago. A series of aerial photographs, some dating back more than 40 years, provide a different glimpse of Oakville, offering a unique perspective of the downtown core. Then marvel at the old schools, the Middle Road and the bustling community of Palermo, and even an antique car display at the Ford plant. As you leaf through these pages, an Oakville of another era will come alive, one rich in tradition, one as seen through the eyes of photographers." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A TOUR THROUGH FORD WORKS DAGENHAM ESSEX.  PREPARED FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF VISITORS., Ford Motor Company.
16 Ford Motor Company. A TOUR THROUGH FORD WORKS DAGENHAM ESSEX. PREPARED FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF VISITORS.
Dagenham, Essex Ford Motor Company Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
Unpaginated (32 pp excluding covers), 8 1/2" H, undated, circa 1937. Plan of tour, plus many b&w photographs. Contents: The Ford Organization; Plan of Tour; Important Notes; The Boys' Trade School; The Ford Jetty; The Electric Power House; The Blast Furnace; The Coke Ovens; By-Products Plant; The Foundry; Treatment of Castings; In the Machine Shop; The Works Hospital; Engine Assembly; Radiator Making; Final Assembly; Aks About These. Interior - rust on staples and rust staining to centre page gutter, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
17 Fuller, John. THE EXTRAORDINARY WOOL MILL AND OTHER STORIES.
London Andre Deutsch 1980 0233971963 / 9780233971964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Peter Rush. 
96 pp, 8 1/16" H. B&w illustrations. "Can you fall through a hole in the water? How do you make Purple Cow Pudding? Can you remember someone who doesn't exist? Why shouldn't a wool mill be run by sheep? Why isn't the sky yellow and spring flowers blue? How do you get the fattest woman in the world out of a cottage that is almost smaller than she is? You'll find all the answers in these stories about Emily, who has some strange adventures or says she does. You may not believe in what falls on her from the sky (her sisters didn't) and it surely can't be true that she shouts out Martian words in her sleep, but can you explain away that mysterious little yellow van? Or the fact that the village under the sea is really there on the map? As well as ghosts and dreams there are lots of ordinary things in this book, like building a beach bonfire or mending a car's fan-belt. Peter Rush's line drawings beautifully reflect the subtle mixture of fantasy and solid reality which is so important a part of these stories." Contents: The Extraordinary Wool Mill; Beach Menu; The Little Yellow Van; Pegglara Pellew; The Hole in the Water; Forgotten; Cold Feet; The Fattest Woman in the World; 'They're Coming!'; A Spring Walk. Small stamp mark on title page, slight color fading to top edge of boards and spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning - mostly at edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Gruber, John, Editor. (Richard Steinheimer, Allan W. Miller, Vernon J. Glover, Steve Patterson, Ron Flanary, Greg Palumbo, Theodore Shrady, Arthur M. Waldrop, James D. Porterfield, A. W. Somerville, Robert A. Janz, Ralph D. Pierce, Brian Jennison.) VINTAGE RAILS. ISSUE NO. 10. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 1998.
Pasadena, California Pentrex 1998 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
122 pp, 11" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. Contents: Rare Pleasures; A Moo-ving Experience in Lionelville (Operating Milk Car); Narrow Tracks and "Slow Time"; Trainmastering the Narrow Gauge; Kentucky Racehorses; Artist Bern Hill; What on Earth Is a Perishable Diversion Clerk?; Classic Railroad Stories; Departments: Operator's Desk (Colorado-New Mexico narrow gauge); Letters to the Editor; Readers Recall; Time-Tables: 1957 (Boston & Maine's logo); Executive Suite (UP's Kenefick on the "Yellow Peril"); Unforgettable Railroad Days (hand and lantern signals); Railroad Collectibles (playing cards); Vintage Marketplace; Swap Meet; Terminal Ad. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top/bottom of spine, minor wear on spine, old price sticker on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HO TRACKSIDE STRUCTURES YOU CAN BUILD.  MODEL RAILROAD HANDBOOK NO. 40.  (MODEL RAILROADER.), Hayden, Bob & Drury, George, selected by. (Peter Barney, J. Harold Geissel, John Swatsley, Paul Lubliner, Harold Russell, L. Lammes, Gordon Odegard, Don Reschenberg, Ben King, Richard Ivins, Andy Sperandeo, Jim Hediger, Jim Findley, John Olson, et a
19 Hayden, Bob & Drury, George, selected by. (Peter Barney, J. Harold Geissel, John Swatsley, Paul Lubliner, Harold Russell, L. Lammes, Gordon Odegard, Don Reschenberg, Ben King, Richard Ivins, Andy Sperandeo, Jim Hediger, Jim Findley, John Olson, et a HO TRACKSIDE STRUCTURES YOU CAN BUILD. MODEL RAILROAD HANDBOOK NO. 40. (MODEL RAILROADER.)
Waukesha, WI Kalmbach 1994 0890242194 / 9780890242193 Soft Cover Fine 
120 pp, 10 3/4" H. Color and b&w photographs, diagrams, scale drawings. Contents: Introduction; Stations and interlocking towers (Build a small-town station / The North Conway station (drawings) / Modeling the North Conway station / PRR's Devon baggage room (drawings) / Modeling an O&W station / New York, Ontario & Western station and interlocking tower (drawings) / GO tower on MR&T / Lattice-post watchman's tower (drawings) / Building an HO interlocking tower / Railroad yard structures (drawings) / Build an HO brick freight station); Engine servicing facilities (Steam locomotive servicing / Diesel locomotive servicing / Build a single-stall enginehouse / Tank car water tank / Modeling a 650-ton coaling station / An inexpensive, easy-to-build turntable / An easy-to-build, low-cost HO turntable / An HO scale brass sanding tower / Modeling a sanding facility / CP enclosed water tank (drawings) / Designing and scratchbuilding a roundhouse / A Pennsylvania RR scale house (drawings); Miscellaneous structures (Build a straddle loader / Modeling track scales / Building a Whiting gantry crane / Whiting 20-ton gantry crane (drawings) / Making a loading ramp from a flatcar); Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Hensley, Joe L. A KILLING IN GOLD.
London Victor Gollancz 1979 0575026200 / 9780575026209 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
181 pp, 8"H. "Coin-collecting can be a dangerous hobby in the United States. One important collector has just been killed in a car crash. His niece, who inherits, takes her uncle's valuable collection to her lawyer, Donald Roback, and Roback, a collector himself, realises they are fakes. So when were the genuine coins switched, and by whom? And was the car crash genuinely an accident? When he asks that last question, Roback also begins to wonder whether other recent 'accidents' to collectors were quite what they seemed: one drowned, though a good swimmer; two burned to death in their home. Roback has another hobby: detection. And now he begins to investigate. There are one or two very nasty customers among the dealers: in particular, one Alvin Andred, whose place of business is a fortress, guarded not only by armoured doors and electronic eyes but also by vicious thugs with guns. But Roback most ingeniously outsmarts him; and Andred plans a horrifying revenge; and the action builds up to a cataclysmic climax. This is a fast-paced and very tense mystery, which challenges Roback's intelligence and endangers his life. As a bonus we learn a lot about the world of the numismatist. And the author is a judge, who draws upon his own legal experience as inspiration for his novels, and for their detail." Minor wrinkling and sun fading at top edge of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, a few very small discolored areas on rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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