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1 THE CANADIAN MERCANTILE ALMANACK FOR 1847. INCLUDING "TEN REASONS FOR EMIGRATING TO CANADA" & ADDITIONAL 19TH CENTURY ADVERTISEMENTS.
Copp Clark Professional, (Toronto, 1996), facsimile reprint. 
8vo, soft cover. Reproductions of early advertising material. Contents: Advertisements; Introduction; The Canadian Mercantile Almanack for 1847; Almanac; Legislation; Appendix; Ten Reasons for Emigrating to Canada; Concluding Advertisements. "This fascinating glimpse of Upper Canada showcases the new colony: its officials, clergy, lodge members and business people. Here you find the new Acts establishing towns and school systems, militia and tariffs. You get 'Ten Reasons for Emigrating to Canada' and many pages of advertisements from 19th century 'Canadian Almanac' editions. Here is Canada 20 years before confederation. Here is the perfect gift that traces early families, business relationships and developing institutions. Here is the advertising that sold home remedies, organs and typewriters. Page after page of visual history." Interior - small gift inscription at top of half-title page, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - very minor edgewear,small, soft crease to rear cover, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 25.00 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
 
 
3 Allen, William Lusk. ANZIO: EDGE OF DISASTER.
Elsevier-Dutton, New York, 1978, first edition. 
181 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0525930035 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "What really went on at Anzio? What was the Allied plan when, on 22 January 1944, the invading force waded ashore virtually unopposed by the Germans? In clear and compelling detail, this book gives the answers. It recounts the two battles at Anzio - the high-level plans, debates and doubts of the politicians and the generals, and the muddy, bloody struggle of the GIs on the b e a c h ." Slight bumpwith wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - tiny tear at bottom of spine, slight corner bumps, small bump at bottom edge of front board, two small light stains on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, ha s w ea r an d creasing at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small crease at bottom of front panel, very light rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
HOW TO PAINT TROPICALS.  FISH-CARVING BASICS - VOLUME FOUR., Badger, Curtis J. (Margaret Streams; Rick Roth; Bob Swain; Clark Schreibeis.)
4 Badger, Curtis J. (Margaret Streams; Rick Roth; Bob Swain; Clark Schreibeis.) HOW TO PAINT TROPICALS. FISH-CARVING BASICS - VOLUME FOUR.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1996. 
85 pp, 9 1/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0811727602 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "(This book) uses step-by-step color photos and informative text to demonstrate how four experts paint and finish carvings of the colorful species. Margar et Streams paints a queen angelfish and a long-nosed butterfly fish using a variety of techniques, including dry brushing and washing. She also carves fins for a veil-tailed goldfish. Rick Roth uses an airbrush to paint a vivid French angelfish . Bob Swain carves and paints a school of folk art cherubfish and suggests a number of innovative weathering techniques to finish the piece. Clark Schreibeis creates a cast of a tinker's butterfly fish to round out this invaluable reference." Int er i or - tiny bump to top/bottom corner of textblock. Exterior - very minor rubbing, small soft curl at corners of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Baird, John D. FIFTEEN YEARS IN THE HAWKEN LODE.
Gun Room Press, Highland Park, N.J., 1976, 3rd printing. 
120 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0882270117 B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. Contents: By Way of Beginning; Double Guns of the Mountain Frontier; The Famous Hawken Stamp; Round Balls & Flat Jacks; Fort Clark, Trad ing Post to the Mandan; And Then Came Dinglehoofer; Shame on You, Mr. Carmichael; Fur Traders on the Waddapaw Menesotor; The Old West, As Seen by Today's Artists; Plain & Fancy; Hawkens at 130 Paces; Modern Hawken Replicas; So You Want A Mu z z l e l o a d e r; The Rifle That Could Have Been; A Hawken Returns to The Mountains; Hawken Replicas, or Fake Hawkens?; Making Meat: Mountain Man Style; Mountain Mulies & Mountain Rifles; Brickbats & Roses; The Hawken Bug. Previous owner's small s ta mp o n fr on t pa stedown, small bookstore label on rear pastedown, minor bump to top corner of textblock, small bump to top corner of both boards, minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light rub bin g, lig ht wr ink lin g at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, three tiny dints on front hinge, two tiny edge tears. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 52.50 USD
 
 
DEADLOCK IN KOREA:  CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953., Barris, Ted.  Introduction by Joe Schlesinger.  Inscribed by author.
6 Barris, Ted. Introduction by Joe Schlesinger. Inscribed by author. DEADLOCK IN KOREA: CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1999 0771575912 / 9780771575914 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and maps. Inscribed by the author on title page: "My best wishes Ted Barris. June '99". "In 1950, nearly 25,000 Canadians signed on for a UN-sponsored 'police action' to stop the Communist incursion into South Korea. They joined a multi-national expeditionary force that quickly found itself embroiled in a full-scale war. Members of the Canadian navy, airforce and infantry fought with distinction and endured months of bloody stalemate that ultimately stopped the Communists but failed to reunite the people of the Korean peninsula - with consequences that continue to haunt the world today. Ted Barris interviewed hundreds of Korean War veterans to gather their stories of heroism and survival, tragedy and absurdity, successes and SNAFUS. He has woven their tales into a fascinating look at a war that many have forgotten." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Bump with wrinkling at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has very minor wear at top/bottom of flap-folds, bump with wrinkling at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DEADLOCK IN KOREA:  CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953., Barris, Ted.  Introduction by Joe Schlesinger.  Inscribed by author.
7 Barris, Ted. Introduction by Joe Schlesinger. Inscribed by author. DEADLOCK IN KOREA: CANADIANS AT WAR, 1950-1953.
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1999 0771575912 / 9780771575914 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Inscribed By Author
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs and maps. Inscribed by the author on title page: "All the best - Ted Barris. March '99". "In 1950, nearly 25,000 Canadians signed on for a UN-sponsored 'police action' to stop the Communist incursion into South Korea. They joined a multi-national expeditionary force that quickly found itself embroiled in a full-scale war. Members of the Canadian navy, airforce and infantry fought with distinction and endured months of bloody stalemate that ultimately stopped the Communists but failed to reunite the people of the Korean peninsula - with consequences that continue to haunt the world today. Ted Barris interviewed hundreds of Korean War veterans to gather their stories of heroism and survival, tragedy and absurdity, successes and SNAFUS. He has woven their tales into a fascinating look at a war that many have forgotten." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny dent on rear hinge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
HMS SHEFFIELD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF 'OLD SHINY'., Bassett, Ronald.
8 Bassett, Ronald. HMS SHEFFIELD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF 'OLD SHINY'.
London Arms and Armour 1988 0853689113 / 9780853689119 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H). B&w maps and photographs. "The first HMS Sheffield was launched in 1936 to serve her flag bravely for thirty years. During World War Two, the cruiser became one of the most illustrious warships of all time, achieving twelve honours. In 1940, she fought in the action off Cape Spartivento; in the following year she shared in the audacious bombardment of Genoa, exchanged salvoes with Bismarck and sank one of that battleship's supply tankers, Friedrich Breme. In the Arctic a mine blew a 22-foot hole in her stern, but in an Icelandic fjord her crew fashioned a makeshift timber patch before steaming her back to Britain to fight again. In 1942, in the Barents Sea, Sheffield was in action against the 'pocket battleships' Admiral Hipper and Lutzow, and sank the German destroyer Friedrich Eckoldt. In 1943 she shared in the destruction of the battlecruiser Scharnhorst off North Cape and later supported carrier attacks upon Tirpitz. These, however, were but the highlights of this distinguished ship's wartime service. This book tells the story of her entire life and of her crews before, during and after World War Two - not from the detached perspective of an 'armchair historian', but from that of a writer who served at that time in a similar cruiser. Ronald Bassett was entrusted with research material accumulated over many years by an officer of Sheffield who died before those records could be turned into a book. Hundreds of her crew members, including several of her commanding officers, have contributed to this chronicle by means of their memoirs, diaries, letters, newspaper cuttings and photographs, enabling (the author) to paint an accurate and powerfully evocative portrait of a famous ship." Slight bump at bottom of spine, slight waviness to edges of text block, previous owner's label on free front endpaper, book cracked in several places but page signatures are holding firmly. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, several small edge tears (two taped) and chips, light rubbing with some slight colour loss on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ATHANASE DE MEZIERES AND THE LOUISIANA-TEXAS FRONTIER 1768-1780.  VOLUME II.  (VOL. 2).  (SPAIN IN THE WEST:  A SERIES OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FROM FOREIGN ARCHIVES - VOLUME II.), Bolton, Herbert Eugene.
9 Bolton, Herbert Eugene. ATHANASE DE MEZIERES AND THE LOUISIANA-TEXAS FRONTIER 1768-1780. VOLUME II. (VOL. 2). (SPAIN IN THE WEST: A SERIES OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FROM FOREIGN ARCHIVES - VOLUME II.)
Arthur H. Clark, Cleveland, 1914, first edition. 
392 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Top edge gilt. B&w frontispiece. Title continues: "Documents Published for the First Time, From the Original Spanish and French Manuscripts, C hiefly in the Archives of Mexico and Spain; Translated into English; Edited and Annotated". Section Headings: Indian Troubles in Texas, and the Attack on De Mezieres and the Baron de Ripperda; Frontier Problems, 1774-1777; Plan for Joint C a m p a i g n s Against the Osages and Apaches by the Nations of the North and the Forces of Texas and Louisiana, 1777-1778; The Expedition of 1778 from Bexar to the Nations of the Upper Trinity, Brazos, and Red Rivers; The Expedition of 1779 to t he N at io ns b et we en Natchitoches and the Middle Brazos; Recommendations for Reforms in the Province of Texas - The Death of De Mezieres, 1779; Errata; Index. Very light browning to pages, light waterstain at top of pages up to approx. pag e 4 0 - st ain fa des qu ick ly after the title page but the light waviness continues to page 40, many pages as yet unopened, two heavy water stains on top 2" of rear board causing discoloration and loss of color, light to moderate edge wear to b oard s an d to p/bo ttom of spin e, a fe w tiny soiling marks and scuffs, heavy browning to fore-edge and bottom of textblock. Scan available of rear board on request. Good 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
10 Brimelow, Peter. THE PATRIOT GAME: NATIONAL DREAMS & POLITICAL REALITIES.
Toronto Key Porter 1986 1550130013 / 9781550130010 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A)rgues that Canada ought to be a second Switzerland, with a living standard actually higher than that of the U.S. But in fact it is embroiled in a tangle of regional and linguistic quarrels, mainipulated by both the Liberals and their Mulroney Tory imitators, and an elite in Ottawa that truly represents neither Anglophones nor Francophones. 'The Patriot Games' offers an unconventional view of Canada that will shatter many myths. Brimelow endorses the argument of Goldwin Smith's 1891 classic 'Canada and the Canadian Question' that our country is 'rich by nature, poor by policy'. He demonstrates that this is a direct consequence of fatally-flawed political institutions, which have created divisive polices like bilingualism and Canadian Nationalism. He shows that, paradoxically, English Canada is the dispossessed and colonized nation within a weakening Confederation. In a provocative portrait of the Trudeau era, he describes how the Liberals imposed an artificial bilingualism policy on an unsuspecting country, alienating the West and having little effect in Quebec. (This book) challenges us to come to terms with what being a Canadian means." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dent on front hinge.. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  HORS-SERIE No 45.  LE DEBARQUEMENT A ANZIO, 1944:  OPERATION SHINGLE., Buffetaut, Yves.
11 Buffetaut, Yves. ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 45. LE DEBARQUEMENT A ANZIO, 1944: OPERATION SHINGLE.
Paris Histoire & Collections 2000 Soft Cover Near Fine Jean Restayn, dessins en couleurs. Infographies de Thibault Panfil. 
81 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, colour illustrations (tanks, aircraft, trucks, landing craft, etc.). Chapter headings: Anzio, un Debordement par la Mer; 22 Janvier 1944: le Debarquement a Anzio; Les Debuts de l'Enlisement Allie; Les Contre-Offensives; Allemandes; Le Front Allie Resiste a Anzio. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
12 Campbell, Duncan C. GLOBAL MISSION: THE STORY OF ALCAN. VOLUME I: TO 1950.
Ontario Publishing 1985 0919354068 / 9780919354067 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Inscribed By Author
438 pp, 9 1/4" H. Inscribed on title page: "Harold H. Peacock: / With warm regards and appreciation / for a long friendship / Duncan C. Campbell / April 1985." B&w photographs. "In 1928, the year in which Alcan began its own journey, the fledgling company's prospects were not bright, and within four years they had dimmed still further thanks to the Great Depression's deadly stranglehold. Alcan had, however, some gilt-edged assets: its employees, men and women of talent, loyalty and above all industry, led by a team cast from the same mold and headed by that brilliant entrepreneur-scholar, Edward K. Davis. (This) is the story of these people and their company. Through a blend of skill, far sightedness, luck and plain hard work they made Alcan what it is today: a world leader in the aluminum industry. From its modest birth through its precarious infancy they nurtured its growth into the giant Canadian multinational enterprise now recognized around the world, thereby realizing that dream of a a global mission which had inspired its founders." Volume I only. Very light wrinkling at top/botom of spine, minor cocking to spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny and small edge tears - some with creases at top of rear panel - archivally taped, small line indentation on spine, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CORNELL CAPA: PHOTOGRAPHS., Capa, Cornell and Whelan, Richard, editors.
13 Capa, Cornell and Whelan, Richard, editors. CORNELL CAPA: PHOTOGRAPHS.
Boston Bulfinch Press / Little, Brown 1992 0821217771 / 9780821217771 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Cornell Capa. 
216 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in b&w. "Cornell Capa, world famous for his photo-journalism as well as for his founding of New York's International Center of Photography, has had a long an d productive working life. His career has spanned several key decades of the twentieth century, and his work has taken him around the globe to cover political events and chronic social problems, to photograph the famous and the unsung. As a self-described concerned photographer, Cornell Capa has always been led by his instincts to photograph people - all kinds of people - with a humanitarian commitment. This book reflects that commitment in unforgettable pictures of missionaries in Central and South America; religious and tribal rituals; the presidental campaigns of Adlai Steven-son and John F. Kennedy; political upheavals, refugees, and wars; the historic and the marginal. Here, too, are moments of whimsy and joy, from Harlem to London to Peru, and memorable images of celebrities including Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Alec Guiness, Grandma Moses, Billy Graham, and Boris Pasternak. Despite the wide recognition of Cornell Capa's achievements, and the fact that he has spent his lifetime furthering the art of photography, this book is the first retrospective collection of his work to be published in the United States. All these photographs transmit crucial aspects of the political, social, cultural, and religious history of our times." Very minor cocking to book. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
14 Clark, Andrew. A KEEN SOLDIER: THE EXECUTION OF SECOND WORLD WAR PRIVATE HAROLD PRINGLE.
Toronto Alfred A. Knopf 2002 067697354X / 9780676973549 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
342 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Harold Pringle was underage when the Second World War broke out, eager to leave quiet Flinton, Ontario, to serve by his father's side. But few who volunteered to fight 'the good fight' realized what horror lay ahead; soon both young Harold and his father were cracking under the strain. His father was sent home; Harold Pringle found himself in Italy, fighting on the bloody 'Hitler Line'. Shellshocked, this broken soldier embarked on a tragic, final course: desertion, debauchery in the streets of Rome and a suspect accusation of murder. His appeal was reviewed by the highest levels of government, right up to Prime Minister King. But two months after the official end of the war, Private Pringle was put to death - the only soldier the Canadians had executed since the First World War. His own countrymen carried out the orders, forbidden to go home before completing this last grotesque assignment. The Pringle file was closed and stayed that way for fifty years - until Andrew Clark uncovered it and began a two-year investigative search. (This) is a true-life military detective story that shows another side of what many consider our proudest military campaign. Andrew Clark examines the fallout of a crisis that disfigured our national conscience and continues to raise questions about the ethics of war." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 Clark, Herma. (Martha Freeman Esmond). Signed by author. "DEAR JULIA - " LETTERS FROM MARTHA FREEMAN ESMOND TO HER FRIEND JULIA BOYD OF NEW YORK IN THE DAYS - "WHEN CHICAGO WAS YOUNG".
W.D. Bauman, Chicago, 1933. 
64 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, reproductions. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE HALF-TITLE PAGE, "HERMA CLARK ("MARTHA FREEMAN ESMOND") JAN. 14, 1940." A collection of letters the author wrote for Chicago Sunday Tribune for a series titled 'When Chicago was Young'. In the letters, which cover the period from October 1954 to August 1879, Martha Freeman (soon to become Mrs. Esmond) writes to her friend Julia Boyd of New York, telling her of the social, political and other events she experiences in early Chicago. Very light browning to board edges and edge of endpapers, area of light foxing to last page and adjacent pages, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump to top edge of boards. Dust jacket has light foxing - mainly on inside, small chips and tears with creases, large chip at top of front panel, all corners of flaps are clipped, darkening to spine and flap-folds, light to moderate rubbing/soiling, protected in mylar sleeve. Good/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY.  MORE THAN 5,000 ENTRIES AND OVER 1,100 PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MOST FAMOUS MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL TIME., Clark, John, editor.
16 Clark, John, editor. ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY. MORE THAN 5,000 ENTRIES AND OVER 1,100 PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MOST FAMOUS MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL TIME.
Chancellor, London, 1994. 
512 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1851527273 "Vivid documentation will introduce you to pioneers in the world of science and technology such as Hippocrates, Galileo and Albert Einstein. Legendary sports personalities like Je sse Owens, Mickey Mantle and Jack Nicklaus are chronicled as are the magnificent artists Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Georgia O'Keeffe. Varied, yet timeless writers and poets are included, from Sappho and Aesop to Dante, Shakespeare, and Willi a m C a r los Williams. The collection of politicians and statesmen run the gamut from Alexander the Great to John F. Kennedy. Great philosophers from Confucius to Boethius to Nietzsche are included, as are a multitude of other personalities. Un de r t he c on trol of Chief Editors from both the United States and Great Britain, (this book) has been compiled by 23 editors, each an expert in his or her field. Together their experience and expertise has created a biographical reference work of ex ce pti ona l q uality." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MAN WHO BROKE PURPLE:  THE LIFE OF COLONEL WILLIAM F. FRIEDMAN, WHO DECIPHERED THE JAPANESE CODE IN WORLD WAR II., Clark, Ronald.
17 Clark, Ronald. THE MAN WHO BROKE PURPLE: THE LIFE OF COLONEL WILLIAM F. FRIEDMAN, WHO DECIPHERED THE JAPANESE CODE IN WORLD WAR II.
Boston Little Brown 1977 0316145955 / 9780316145954 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
271 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "(T)ells the story of William Friedman, the master cryptographer who solved the 'unbreakable' Japanese cipher system, 'Purple', used by the Imperial navy and the Japanese embassy in Berlin. (This) is the first full-scale, authorized biography of the attractive but driven leader of the only wartime enterprise as top secret as the manufacture of the first atomic bomb. (It) provides a sober account of how America's early, scattered intelligence agencies burgeoned steadily without foresight into a modern bureaucracy characterized by pathological secrecy and ethical ambiguity - and how such expansion took a severe toll on Friendman's mental and physical health. Clark discloses how much the Purple decipherments contributed to the Allied offensive in Europe and, most of all, influenced the outcome of the war in the Pacific: how the Battle of Midway and the ambush of Yamamoto's plane over Bougainville were decided by decoded Purple messages; and how, tragically, circumstances prevented the deciphered warnings of an impending attack from being understood in time at Pearl Harbor. A thoughtful biography of a dapper figure who transformed cryptography from a remote craft 'run by guess and by God' to a complex science, (it) triumphs in its recreation of those agonizing hours when the fate of our fleet in the Pacific, and its officers and men, was determined by a handful of men with only small strips of paper sitting in a room thousands of miles away." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/creasing - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease down front flap at fore-edge, one small edge tear with crease, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 Clark, Rowena. Photography by George Mehes. Introduction by Marion Fletcher. LADY OF FASHION 1800/1935.
[National Gallery of Victoria, Australia], n.d. 
Unpaginated (approx. 35pp), square soft cover (10" x 10") - stapled in wraps. B&w illustrations. The catalogue of an exhibition put on by the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia. Interior - minor browning, soft curl/crease to top/bottom corne r of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning, light edge wear, creases at corners of rear cover and bottom corner of front corner. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ENGLISH TOPIARY GARDENS., Clarke, Ethne and Wright, George.
19 Clarke, Ethne and Wright, George. ENGLISH TOPIARY GARDENS.
Phoenix, (London, 1997). 
160 pp, oblong small 8vo (7 1/2" H x 9 7/8" D), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with full color photographs. "England has the finest examples of topiary in the world, from simple geometric shapes to fanciful figures clipped in yew. The clipping and training of trees is one of the oldest garden art forms...In the seventeenth century no English garden was complete without regiments of leafy figures and hedges clipped in geometric precision. Author Ethne Clark and photographer George Wright have toured England seeking topiary throughout the land, gathering information on its hisotry and cultivation from the gardeners who tend it. The result...celebrates the diverse art with examples ranging from mazes to Egyptian t emples, from peacocks to a locomotive engine, from rabbits to a leafy Nessie." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate rubbing - no color loss, soft crease on covers, tiny surface paper loss at bottom corner of front cover. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
20 Clubb, Sally Potter & Sarjeant, William Antony. Foreword By Peter Sargool. SASKATOON'S HISTORIC BUILDINGS & SITES: A SURVEY & PROPOSALS.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon Enironmental Society 1980 3rd Revised Edition. Stapled in Wraps Very Good - Fink, Bob, Cover Drawing and Title Page. 
58 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w photographs, maps. Contents: Foreword; Historical Introduction; Historical Walks Around Saskatoon: Temperance Colony Townsite / Southwest Nutana / Southeast Nutana / Sutherland / University Area / City Centre / Riversdale / Southwest Area / Northwest Area / North (including Idylwyld Drive) / City Park and North Park; Saskatoon's Historic Buildings - Can They Be Preserved?; Appendix: Recommendations of the City of Saskatoon Special Committee for the Identification and Listing of Historic Buildings: Historic Structures Recommended for Preservation / List of Contemporary Structures of Architectural Importance in Saskatoon. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at bottom edge, very small chip at top of spine, light colour fading on spine and parts of rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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