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FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, ESTABLISHED OCTOBER EIGHTEEENTH MD CCC LXIX:  A RECORD OF ITS PROGRESS DURING THE PAST HALF CENTURY, 1869-1919.
1 FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA, ESTABLISHED OCTOBER EIGHTEEENTH MD CCC LXIX: A RECORD OF ITS PROGRESS DURING THE PAST HALF CENTURY, 1869-1919.
Montreal The Royal Bank of Canada 1920 First Edition Soft Cover Good 
154 pp, 10 5/8" H. Dark grey textured paper covers with black banding, white title label with black banding/lettering/crest on front cover. B&w illustrations. Contents: Introduction; Summary of the Bank's History from 1869; Chronology; Original Shareholders of the Merchants Bank of Halifax; Officers, 1869-1919; Present Officers; General Statement, November 29, 1919; Comparative Statement Shewing Progress of the Bank since 1869; Branches, 1869-1919, and Recapitulation, November 30, 1919; List of Branches and Managers; Roll of Honour; Act to Incorporate the Merchants Bank of Halifax; Act Respecting the Merchants Bank of Halifax and to Change its Name to "The Royal Bank of Canada"; Act to Amend the above Act; Act Respecting the Removal of the Head Office of The Royal Bank of Canada from Halifax to Montreal. Interior - light color offset on free endpapers from inside of covers, previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, very small soft crease or curl at top/bottom corners of first few and last few pages. Exterior - darkening to spine and edges of covers, moderate shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very small corner creases on front cover, light soiling on covers, a few tiny light stains on front cover label, tiny piece missing from top of spine, minor edge wear. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE EMPIRE CLUB OF CANADA, ADDRESSES 1982-1983.  EIGHTIETH YEAR., A.J. Casson, Sir Edmund Hillary, George Cohon, Thomas J. Bata, Dr. F. Leutwiler, Joe Clark, Peter C. Newman, Peter Pocklington, Barnett Danson, J. Trevor Eyton, Dr. Kazimierz Sabbat, Claude Taylor, Jean Chretien, Claude F. Bennett, et al.
2 A.J. Casson, Sir Edmund Hillary, George Cohon, Thomas J. Bata, Dr. F. Leutwiler, Joe Clark, Peter C. Newman, Peter Pocklington, Barnett Danson, J. Trevor Eyton, Dr. Kazimierz Sabbat, Claude Taylor, Jean Chretien, Claude F. Bennett, et al. THE EMPIRE CLUB OF CANADA, ADDRESSES 1982-1983. EIGHTIETH YEAR.
The Empire Club Foundation 1984 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket 
396 pp, 7 3/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/emblem on front board. B&w photographs. Contents include: New Directions for the Canadian Economy, by Peter Lougheed; Swiss Monetary Policies - The Case of a Smaller Country, by Dr. F. Leutwiler; The Canadian Economy, by Joe Clark; The Future of the Canadian Establishment, by Peter C. Newman; Reminiscences of the Group of Seven, by A.J. Casson; Commitments and Constraints: Ontario Hydro's Role in Today's Economy, by Hugh L. Macaulay; Let's Make Canada Great Again, by Peter Pocklington; Canada's Military-Industrial Complex, by Barnett J. Danson; Canada in a Fragile World, by Thomas J. Bata; Weathering the Storm - Manitoba's Economy, by Victor Schroeder; The Future of Canada's Troubled Automotive Indusry, by Patrick J. Lavelle; Beyond Everest, by Sir Edmund Hillary; Canadian Banks - Myth and Reality, by Walter Stewart; The Polish Government in Exile and Poland After Martial Law, by Dr. Kazimierz Sabbat; McDonald's Worldwide - Past, Present, Future, by George Cohon; The Critical Issues with Respect to Energy Policy in Canada Today, by Jean Chretien; Ontario's Place in World Agriculture, by Dennis R. Timbrell, etc. Minor corner wear, tiny wrinkle at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE SERIES.  FIRST 4 VOLUMES.  1. THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY.  2. THE RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE.  3. LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING.  4. SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH.  (HITCH HIKER'S), Adams, Douglas.
3 Adams, Douglas. HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE SERIES. FIRST 4 VOLUMES. 1. THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY. 2. THE RESTAURANT AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE. 3. LIFE, THE UNIVERSE AND EVERYTHING. 4. SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH. (HITCH HIKER'S)
London Pan Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good - 
First 4 books in the series - 7" H. 1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - 180 pp, 1979 80th printing, ISBN 0330258648 - "On Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be more than he can cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun, and the Galaxy is a very strange and startling place." 2. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - 187 pp, 1980 26th printing, ISBN 0330262130 - " 'Good Evening ladies and gentlemen, I am your host for tonight, Max Quordlepleen, and I have just come straight from the other end of time where I have been hosting a show at the Big Bang Burger Bar and I will be your host for this historic occasion - the End of History itself'. " 3. Life, the Universe and Everything - 1982 22nd printing, ISBN 0330267388 - "For two books, humankind has been unaware of a not inconsequential snippet of information. The most careful consultation of (those volumes) have left millions unaware of why Earth has always been shunned by the rest of the Galaxy. Now all - and more - can be revealed - ." 4. So Long and Thanks for all the Fish - 1985 3rd printing, ISBN 0330287001 - " '(O)ne Thursday, nearly 2,000 years after one man had been nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be to be nice to people for a change, a girl sitting on her own somewhere in Rickmansworth suddenly realised what it was that had been going wrong all this time, and she finally knew how the world could be made a good and happy place. This time it was right, it would work, and no-one would have to get nailed to anything. Sadly, however, before she could get to a phone to tell anyone about it the Earth was unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace by-pass, and so the idea was lost forever. This is not her story - . (Well at) least partly - . Arthur Dent finds her in the last place in the universe he would expect to find anything but which 3,976,000,000 people will find oddly familiar - ." Interiors -volumes 2, 3 and 4 have light browning to pages, page 8 in volume 4 has some previous owner's black ink editing to text, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - three volumes with light browning to edges of text block, two volumes with slight spine lean, light edge wear, one or two small corner creases. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN PAPERS IN RURAL HISTORY.  VOLUME VIII., Akenson, Donald H., ed.  (R.M. McInnis, Cathy E. Kindquist, Angela E. Davis, Brian Titley, Julian Gwyn, Gerard Bouchard, Regis Thibeault, Robert E. Ankli, Bruce S. Elliott, W.M. Elofson.)
4 Akenson, Donald H., ed. (R.M. McInnis, Cathy E. Kindquist, Angela E. Davis, Brian Titley, Julian Gwyn, Gerard Bouchard, Regis Thibeault, Robert E. Ankli, Bruce S. Elliott, W.M. Elofson.) CANADIAN PAPERS IN RURAL HISTORY. VOLUME VIII.
Langdale, Gananoque, Ontario, 1992. 
327 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (gray cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. ISBN 1895158036 Charts, graphs, maps. Contents: Foreword; Perpectives on Ontario Agriculture, 1815-1930; Migration and Madness on the Upper Canadian Frontier, 1841-1850; "Country Homemakers": The Daily Lives of Prairie Women as Seen Through the Woman's Page of The Grain Growers' Guide 1908-1928; Transition to Settlement. The Peace Hills Indian Agency, 1884-1890; Golden Age or Bronze Moment? Wealth and Poverty in Nova Scotia: The 1850s and 1860s; Change and Continuity in the Saguenay. Agriculture: The Evolution of Production and Yields (1852-1971); Ontario's Dairy Industry, 1880-1920; Emigration from South Leinster to Eastern Upper Canada; Adapting to the Frontier Environment: The Ranching Industry in Western Canada, 1881-1914." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 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
 
 
THE BANTAMS:  THE UNTOLD STORY OF WORLD WAR I., Allinson, Sidney.
6 Allinson, Sidney. THE BANTAMS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WORLD WAR I.
Mosaic, (Oakville, 1982). 
287 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. B&w photos. "At the outset of the 1914-18 War, no recruiting officer would look at any young man who was in less than the prime and peak of physical condition...Any volunteer who was less than the regulation five feet three inches in height got very short shrift...But the war was not very old before the official reaction to undersized volunteers had to change dramatically. Britain's Regular Army, the Expeditionary Force, was virtually wiped out in the first months of fighting...This book relates the history of the Bantam Battalions from beginning to bloody end - one might almost say 'out of nowhere, back into obscurity', for it is suprising how many official histories of the Great War have ignored the very real part these little men played..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning to edges of textblock, tiny stain of fore-edge of textblock, light browning to edges of covers, very light wear at top of spine, slight curling to fore-edge of covers. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BANTAMS:  THE UNTOLD STORY OF WORLD WAR I., Allinson, Sidney.
7 Allinson, Sidney. THE BANTAMS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WORLD WAR I.
Howard Baker, London, (1981), Ist edition. 
287 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "At the outset of the 1914-18 War, no recruiting officer would look at any young man who was in less than the prime and peak of physical condition...Any volunteer who was less than the regulation five feet three inches in height got very short shrift...But the war was not very old before the official reaction to undersized volunteers had to change dramatically. Britain's Regular Army, the Expeditionary Force, was virtually wiped out in the first months of fighting...This book relates the history of the Bantam Battalions from beginning to bloody end - one might almost say 'out of nowhere, back into obscurity', for it is suprising how many official histories of the Great War have ignored the very real part these little men played..." Previous owner's embossed blindstamp on dedication page, p.63 and free rear endpaper, very small faint mark on pages 65-68. Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight darkening to spine, 1" triangular piece missing from bottom of rear panel, tiny stain at top of rear flap. VG/G 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY., Armitage, Michael.
8 Armitage, Michael. THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY.
London Brockhampton 1996 1860198511 / 9781860198519 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. "Created in 1918 from the former Royal Flying Corps, the RAF forged its own traditions as it developed the tactics and weap- onry of aerial warfare. It ended the First World War with a strength of 300,000 personnel and 23,000 aircraft, but there was the immediate threat of stringent post-war defence budgets and an Army and Navy that demanded that air power be under their control. The Chief of Air Staff, Trenchard, needed a successful example of the potential of air power in order to guarantee future funding, and it came in the RAF air-policing role in the Near East. The RAF was perhaps the most neglected armed force during the 'appeasement years', despite vocal opposition and foreign militarization. After desperate rearm-ament in both aircraft and ground forces, the RAF stemmed the tide of German expansion in the Battle of Britain. The author devotes one third of the book to the superb record of the RAF throughout the Second World War, acknowledging the problems in command, strategy and aircraft equipment that appeared in all theatres during the fight against the Axis forces. Chapters cover the lean years from 1940 to 1942 with the RAF over-committed on all fronts, through the gradual build-up with improved aircraft and on to the heavy bombing campaign and the final, comprehensive air assault on Germany. The years 1944-1945 mark the high point of RAF history, but the factual framework continues with details of the appearance of jet aircraft, the deployments worldwide as the British Empire evolved into the Commonwealth and the RAF's changing tactical and strategic roles as Britain declined from 'superpower' status. This period also includes an appraisal of the V-bomber force, the slow decline in British research and development, the emergence of the RAF role in NATO and the balance of power during the Cold War. The history of the RAF is fully detailed up to the present as one receding threat causes significant change in the number and type of aircraft needed to face the perceived new problems posed by developing nations." Tiny scuff on bottom of rear board. Dust jacket has minor wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, very small dint on rear hinge, two tiny dints on rear panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RED-TAPE AND PIGEON-HOLE GENERALS: ANDREW A. HUMPHREYS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC., Arner, Frederick B., commentary.  (William H. Armstrong.)  Foreword by Charles T. Joyce.
9 Arner, Frederick B., commentary. (William H. Armstrong.) Foreword by Charles T. Joyce. RED-TAPE AND PIGEON-HOLE GENERALS: ANDREW A. HUMPHREYS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
Rockbridge, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1999, first edition. 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1883522153 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Regarded as anonymously written fiction when it was originally published in 1864, this rollicking story of the way it was in the Union 's Army of the Potomac is a thinly disguised tale of truth. It is, in fact, a scathing attack on the character and military ability of Gen. Andrew Atkinson Humphreys. The author, Lt. Col. William H. Armstrong of the 129th Pennyslvania Voluntee r I n fantry, risked a libel action to send his message, yet he recognized that abuses within the system could not be addressed without first being exposed. The tale also includes a vivid, firsthand description of the brutal history of the 129th a nd th e Tyler Brigade and poignant stories of its men - Frederick B Arner's perceptive and comprehensive commentary identifies the main players and units and taps primary sources that support Armstrong's point of view - A masterpiece of historic sl eut h ing a nd disciplined research, this volume may change the way some historians view General Humphreys." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing on rear panel. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HAILEYBURY1908-1961: THE STORY OF HAILEYBURY COLLEGE FROM 1908 TO 1942, AND OF HAILEYBURY AND IMPERIAL COLLEGE FROM 1942 TO 1961.  Together with:  HAILEYBURY SINCE ROMAN TIMES: A STUDY OF A SQUARE MILE OF ENGLAND., Ashcroft, R.L.  Additional book By C.M. Matthews.
10 Ashcroft, R.L. Additional book By C.M. Matthews. HAILEYBURY1908-1961: THE STORY OF HAILEYBURY COLLEGE FROM 1908 TO 1942, AND OF HAILEYBURY AND IMPERIAL COLLEGE FROM 1942 TO 1961. Together with: HAILEYBURY SINCE ROMAN TIMES: A STUDY OF A SQUARE MILE OF ENGLAND.
Haileybury Society 1961 Mixed: Hard Cover & Soft Cover Very Good Very Good 
1. Haileybury 1908-1961, 219 pp, hard cover in dust jacket, 8 3/4" H, published 1961 - b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: The Council; The Masters; The Boys (An era of change / Scholarship / Heads of the School / The School Societies / Music / Art / The Combined Cadet Force / Football / Cricket / Minor Games); The Administrative Staff; New Buildings; The Houses; Chapel; Health and Hygiene; At War; The Amalgamation; Old Haileyburians (A General Survey / The Haileybury Society / The Cricket Week / The Football Club / The Guild / The Agra Mission); Miscellanea; Index. 2. Haileybury since Roman Times - 204 pp, soft cover, 8 1/2" H, self-published 1959 - b&w maps, drawings, genealogical tables - fold-out map at rear. Contents: The Place called Haileybury; Before the Norman Conquest; The Hailey of Domesday Book; The Manor in the Middle Ages; Later Goldingtons and its Records; The Manor of Great Amwell; The Manor of Geddings; The Roads round Haileybury; Tudor Farmers at Hailey Bushes; A Century of Owners; Troubled Times; William Cager and Henry Stout; Dimsdales, Stouts and Cowpers; Clarkes and Turtons; Hailey Bury; Transition; The East India College; Conclusion; Appendices (Lords of the Manors / Owners of the Estate / Notes / Sources / Notes on the Illustrations / Maps / Index). 1. small light soiling mark at bottom of page 213, very small corner bump on rear board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wrinkling at rop edge, twor tiny edge tears archivally taped. 2. Interior - fold-out map is very slightly mis-aligned with book, otherwise clean and tght with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small minor wrinkle at fore-edge of a few pages, soft corner crease on rear cover, minor soiling, some toning to spine and front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE ITALIAN SPRING., Avery, Gillian.  Illustrated by John Verney.
11 Avery, Gillian. Illustrated by John Verney. THE ITALIAN SPRING.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, (1972), first American edition. 
256 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Holt Library edition with gold wraparound sticker on dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "When her uncle died, Maria had no idea what would become of her. She dreaded being sent away to school , but it seemed that there was nowhere else to go. When a distant, elderly relative arrived from Italy to settle her uncle's estate, Maria suddenly found herself with a new guardian and a new home in a foreign land. At first she hated Italy, where it always seemed to rain, but when she arrived at her relative's villa outside of Florence and met the energetic Cordelia, the situation began to change at once. If it had not been for Cordelia, Maria would never have ventured beyond the garden of the villa and then she would never have visited the little town at the foot of the hill, nor would she have ever seen the wonderful painting that was to mean so much..." Light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is clipped, small chip and tears at top of spine area - a few other tiny tears (one with crease) and chips, light browning and soiling, small light stain on rear panel, light to moderate edge wear, light edge wrinklin g. VG/G 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
CRASHCOURSE / CLIPJOINT / PSYKOSIS.  3 VOLUMES., Baird, Wilhelmina.
12 Baird, Wilhelmina. CRASHCOURSE / CLIPJOINT / PSYKOSIS. 3 VOLUMES.
New York Ace First printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good+ Bruce Jensen, cover art. 
3 volumes, 6 3/4" H. 1. Crashcourse - 277 pp, ISBN0441121632 - "Cass, Moke, and Dosh had it all figured out: Sign a movie contract and you had it made, right? - Not if you're starring in the new cyber-cinema and the audience plugs into your emotions. Not if you can't gell the difference between real life and 'reel' life. And especially not if your costar is a mass murderess." 2. Clipjoint - 325 pp, ISBN 0441000908 - "Two years ago, Cass, Moke, and Dosh acted in a cyber-film to make enough money to get off-planet. The studio plugged them into an adventure script, one that left Dosh dead - and Cass and Moke fleeing for their lives. But Cass and Moke have done well for themselves, and the horrors of their past are safely buried. Or are they? Someone's sent Cass a vidclip of the latest hit cyber-film - starring an actor who bears a striking resemblance to Dosh. Too striking. So Cassandra's coming back. For answers. And revenge. And this time, she's writing the script - ." 3. Psykosis - 406 pp, ISBN 0441002382 - "Sword knows about aliens. He fought them in the Third Alien War, which left his body shattered and his mind as cold as crystal. Now, fifteen years later, the aliens are back. And rather than fight another costly war, Earth's government offers to parley. But when Sword agrees to represent the military, he discovers one thing he hadn't known. Even he can't understand an alien mind. He can only change it - ." Interiors - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - volume 3 has very light edge wear and a partial light crease on the front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
13 Barfield, Thomas, editor. WAR PHOTOGRAPHY: IMAGES OF CONFLICT FROM FRONTLINE PHOTOGRAPHERS.
London Magpie 2006 1845292707 / 9781845292706 Soft Cover Very Good 
320 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w and colour photographs. Contents: Introduction; The Break-Up of the Old World Order; Civil Strife; A World at War; The Age of Superpowers; Wind of Change; The Middle East and the Modern World. "A collection of striking images of conflict from the world's most talented and courageous war photographers. These photographs of battle from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day - many of them rarely seen before - convey the horror and the pity of war as seen by those who were there to document it. From images of compassion and companionship, suffering and bravery to visual testaments to the terrifying destructive forces of bombs and bullets, this selection of photographs - accompanied by concise descriptions to set each picture in context - offers fresh and compelling insights into the nature of war." Minor edge wear, tiny crease at bottom corner of rear cover and small crease at top edge of rear cover - migrates into a few pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
14 Baring-Gould, Sabine. Introduction by Michael Lord. THE BOOK OF WERE-WOLVES: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF A TERRIBLE SUPERSTITION.
New York Causeway Books 1973 0883560089 / 9780883560082 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
266 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Werewolves are human beings who through magic change into animal form and lust for the flesh of other humans or animals. The tradition of werewolves goes back to the dawn of history and it is found in countries all over the world. There is even a scientific term for it - Lycanthropy - which denotes the magical transformation of man into beast or the belief that such changes take place. In this book, (first published in 1865, the author) advances as an explantion of werewolves, a theory of an innate cruelty and blood lust in mankind, dimly veiled by civilization." Chapter headings: Lycanthropy among the Ancients; The Were-wolf in the North; The Origin of the Scandinavian Were-wolf; The Were-wolf in the Middle Ages; A Chapter of Horrors; Jean Grenier; Folk-lore Relating to Were-wolves; Natural Causes of Lycanthropy; Mythological Origin of the Were-wolf Myth; The Marechal De Retz - I. The Investigation of Charges; The Marechal De Retz - II. The Trial; Marechal de Retz - III. The Sentence and Execution; A Galician Were-wolf; Anomalous Case - The Human Hyaena; A Sermon on Were-wolves. A few pages with very tiny crease at top corner, bump at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge wear, three small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light soiling - mainly on rear panel, yellow spine color has faded to white, light fading at top of front panel and on hinges, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CRATER TO THE CREGGAN:  A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT 1964-1974., Barthorp, Michael.
15 Barthorp, Michael. CRATER TO THE CREGGAN: A HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT 1964-1974.
London Leo Cooper 1976 085052229 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good - 
160 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). Color frontispiece, b&w photographs, maps, 'family tree'. "In the early 1960s a new concept for the organisation of the Infantry was devised - the voluntary formation of Large Regiments. This is the story of the first: the Royal Anglian Regiment, with four regular battalions, formed from the seven county regiments of East Anglia and the East Midlands. These regiments, each with long and highly individual histories and traditions, made a decision to unite, a step which required goodwill, tolerance, trust and determination to made the union succeed. In some quarters, the Large Regiment concept was a nail in the coffin of the treasured regimental system; to others, it was a means of retaining the essential features of that system while withstanding the stresses of change in the Army as a whole. The Royal Anglians have had ten years in which to test their experiment, years of futher reductions in the Army, of training as airportable and mechanized infantry, keeping the peace in distant garrisons, as United Nations troops, and above all the years of bullet and bomb in Aden and Ulster. This book describes how the dangers and difficulties of those years have welded together a new regiment of modern infantry, highly trained and professional yet still conscious of inherited traditions. Chiefly, it is a picture of the contemporary British infantryman, disciplined and brave in action, patient and cheerful in adversity, a new breed in many ways but with all the best qualities of his forefathers and, in a confused world, a figure of hope and reassurance." Very faint cigarette odour, small soft bump to top corner of pages, light wear at top of front hinge/spine, light rubbing, fore-edge of front cover is lightly faded, minor soiling to bottom of textblock, very light browning to edges of textblock, tiny speck on top of textblock, very faint crease and slight fading on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
16 Bata, Thomas J. With Sonja Sinclair. BATA: SHOEMAKER TO THE WORLD.
Toronto Stoddart 1990 0773724168 / 9780773724167 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
341 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "In 1932, when young Tom Bata watched his father's coffin being lowered into his grave, he silently promised to abide by the wishes expressed in his father's 'moral testament': that the Bata Shoe Company was to be treated not as a source of private wealth, but as a public trust, a means of improving the liviing standards within the community and providing customers with good value for their money. At the time, Tom had no idea of the challenges he would face in fulfilling that promise. Not only was he ill-equipped, at age eighteen, to step into the shoes of an acknowledged business genius, creator of the largest shoe manufacturing and retailing organization in the world. Worse than that, fate was about to deal him a series of painful blows. The subjugation of his homeland, Czechoslovakia, by the Nazis was followed by an acrimonious family rift, the expropriation by Communist regimes of all his holdings in Eastern and Central Europe and, in other parts of the world, economic and political upheavals that threatened the survival of the newly resuscitated Bata organization. Yet Bata actually thrived on the sudden change and adversity. From his new home base in Canada he built, this side of the Iron Curtain, a global empire that employs 70,000 people and plays an important part in the economies of many developing countries. (This) is the story of the man, his family and their business." Remainder mark (dot) on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and at top of rear flap, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BIRTH OF THE BATTLESHIP: BRITISH CAPITAL SHIP DESIGN 1870-1881., Beeler, John.
17 Beeler, John. BIRTH OF THE BATTLESHIP: BRITISH CAPITAL SHIP DESIGN 1870-1881.
Caxton, London, 2003, reprint. 
224 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840675349 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, plans. "The 1870s and 1880s have traditionally been seen as the 'Dark Ages' of British warship design, where techn ological conservatism and a lack of any definite design policy produced a confusing mix of ship types, with armament and machinery which were outmoded before the ships were even completed. This new book, however, is a powerful refutation of t h a t v i ew, expanding the scope of its study of the ships of this period beyond the narrowly technological to reveal the full range of strategic, logistical and administrative factors which influenced warship development, arguing that it is her e th at t h e or igins of the modern battleship can be found. The author gives an insight into the difficulties faced by warship designers in an age of rapid technological change, and sets out the valid strategic and technical reasons that lay beh in d s uch se em in gly 'reactionary' policies as the fitting of sails in cruising ironclads, and the Navy's retention of muzzle-loading guns well into the 1880s. Far from having no plan, it is shown that the warship designers of this period had a v ery clea r id ea of the types of ship required to meet the range of roles the Royal Navy was called upon to fulfill in defence of a global empire, and that the problems that the ships of this period had owed more to political, financial and admi nist rati ve pr essur es tha n an y lack of competance on the part of their designers." Dust jacket has some areas of minor edge wrinkling, one tiny tear archivally taped. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE HIGH WORLD., Bemelmans, Ludwig.
18 Bemelmans, Ludwig. THE HIGH WORLD.
New York Harper & Brothers 1954 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- Ludwig Bemelmans. 
113 pp, 9 1/4" H. Orange/brown cloth with white lettering on spine, blue illustration on front board. Blue & white pictorial endpapers, b&w drawings, colour plates. By the author/illustrator of the Madeline books. "High in the mountains of the Austrian Tyrol lived the Amrainer family. They lived in a cabin wedged in among the boulders, and their life was simple and happy. But one day the Amrainers' peaceful existence was disrupted. They had gone down to the little village to spend Christmas with their relatives, the Maybocks, who kept the inn - but as the two families were sitting down to enjoy their goose dinner, an imposing-looking gentleman arrived and began demanding their attention and ordering them about. Before many days the Amrainers learned why the official had come to the little village and they realized that his mission would destroy the tranquillity of their lives. It took a near catastrophe to make the Oberministerialrat change, but change for the better he did - his heart became warm and even the expression on his face changed - and once a man starts to have love for his fellow creatures and does good, he can but continue to do so." "The incidents revolving around the avalanche in (this book) are true and are based on an account of it told to Mr. Bemelmans by an officer of the Tyrolean Gendarmerie who took part in the rescue." Small Christmas gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper, light browning on inside hinges, light toning in margins of pages, slight fading to colour on spine and at board edges, very small worn area at top of spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has small edge tears and chips, edge wrinkling/creasing, light sun fading/browning on spine and edges of front panel, light browning on rear panel and top edge of flaps, very light soiling, two small water marks on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MADAME TUSSAUD:  A LIFE IN WAX., Berridge, Kate.
19 Berridge, Kate. MADAME TUSSAUD: A LIFE IN WAX.
Toronto HarperCollins 2006 0002008122 / 9780002008129 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "When she died in London at the age of ninety, a survivor of one of the most tumultuous epochs in history, Madame Tussaud had travelled far from her inauspicious beginnings in Strasbourg as the daughter of a common soldier and a housekeeper. Moving to Paris as a child, Marie climbed through the ranks of French society as the protegee of charmismatic showman artist Philippe Curtius, and witnessed the French Revolution in all its grisly detail. She survived the Terror and moved to London, where she struggled to find a foothold amidst the desperate competition of showmen from all over Europe. Her touring years were studded with drama and danger, and twice she nearly lost her life and livelihood - first in a shipwreck and then at the hands of a rampaging mob in the Reform riots of 1831. The core of her exhibition was Revolutionary relics given extra potency by her victim survivor status and the famous claims that she was forced to cast the death masks of Marie Antoinette and other members of the royal family, whom she had known personally when employed to teach modelling at Versailles. But did her desire to make a compelling and commercial spectacle of the events unfolding around her extend to moulding her own dramatic story? The story of a business empire sculpted out of the ashes of one of history's most turbulent periods reveal a woman who - in exploiting the human fascination with the rich, the famous and the infamous - was far ahead of her time." Very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FRIENDLY FIRE: ACCIDENTS IN BATTLE FROM ANCIENT GREECE TO THE GULF WAR., Bickers, Richard Townshend.
20 Bickers, Richard Townshend. FRIENDLY FIRE: ACCIDENTS IN BATTLE FROM ANCIENT GREECE TO THE GULF WAR.
Leo Cooper, London, (1994). 
162 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "...(an) historical survey of some of the most dramatic incidents of what (the author) more correctly calls 'accidental amicide', it is an occurence as old as warfare itself. It is inevitable that in the heat of battle men become confused and disoriented and such accidents are bound to happen. Sometimes, as the author shows, the blame can be attributed to the incompetence or stupidity of a commander who leads or sends his men into the line of fire of his own guns. More often, however, it is simply the result of a breakdown in communications or a change in the weather. In this absorbing book, Richard Bickers puts 'Friendly Fire' in its true perspective, using his own experience as an airman in and after the Second World War to who how hard it is for a pilot to distinguish friend from foe." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing, light edge wrinkling. VG+/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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