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CHILDREN OF THE BENARES:  A WAR CRIME AND ITS VICTIMS., Barker, Ralph.
1 Barker, Ralph. CHILDREN OF THE BENARES: A WAR CRIME AND ITS VICTIMS.
Methuen, London, 1987, first edition. 
172 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0413423107 B&w photographs. "When the passenger liner 'City of Benares' sailed from Liverpool on Friday, 13 September 1940 she was carrying 90 evacuee children from the bombed cities of Brit ain, bound under a government-sponsored scheme for a safe haven in Canada. Her sinking by U-boat four days later, without warning, in total disregard of the plight of survivors and in defiance of international law, shocked and horrified the c i v i l i s ed world. Of 406 people on board 256 were lost - including, at first count, 83 of the evacuee children. In Britain and the Commonwealth the reaction was one of righteous indignation, accompanied by an intense desire for retribution. N or w as t he propaganda value neglected, a broadcast by King George VI the day after the news broke being clearly directed at neutral America. 'The world,' he said, 'could have no clearer proof of the wickedness against which we fight than th is fou l d eed '. Su s picions subsequently arose, however, that the British authorities had quite as much to answer for as the Nazis. Parents who, despite many misgivings, had entrusted their children to the scheme when invasion threatened, began to ask que stio ns when t hey learned that the promised naval escort had abandoned the convoy twenty-one hours before the 'Benares' was sunk. Allegations that crew members rushed the boats, that emergency equipment had failed, and that the whol e vo yage had b een u nde rtake n u nder the blight of racial prejudice, demanded a formal investigation. But somehow this was avoided, and the scandal was successfully hushed up. Ralph Barker, after a vivid and poignant reconstruction of the disa ster, turn s his attent ion to wha t re ally happened behind the scenes at the Admiralty and the Ministry of Shipping. The result is a harrowing story of human fallibility and human survival." Light to moderate browning to pages and edges of text block , mino r wrin kling a t to p/botto m of spine. Dust jacket has two areas of light edge wrinkling, Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
WORKING THE LIGHT: A LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS., Cornish, Joe; Waite, Charlie; Ward, David.  Edited by Eddie Ephraums.
2 Cornish, Joe; Waite, Charlie; Ward, David. Edited by Eddie Ephraums. WORKING THE LIGHT: A LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS.
Argentum, London, 2008, 3rd printing. 
160 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 9781902538464 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "(O)ffers readers a unique chance to participate in a masterclass with three of Britain's leading practitioners and teach ers of landscape photography. Alongside a portfolio of their latest work, Charlie Waite, Joe Cornish and David Ward write about the genre for which they are best known: how they came to it, what inspires them, their current projects and the d i r e c t i ons in which they see their work developing - for example, what role might digital play for any of these lovers of film? Each of the three sections of the book explores the theme of 'working the light' - surely the most critical and cha ll en gi ng a sp ect of landscape photography - with Joe Cornish writing about Wild Places, Charlie Waite discussing Inhabited Landscapes and David Ward concentrating on Inner Landscaps. Each section also contains a Gallery Workshop in which the t rio cr iti que im age s submitted by clients of the renowned travel photography company Light & Land, offering the kind of constructive comment and positive advice that one would normally only expect to get in the field." Interior - clean and tig ht w ith no p revi ous owne rship marks. Exterior - minor edge wear and wrinkling. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DOCUMENTS ILLUSTRATING THE BRITISH CONQUEST OF MANILA 1762-1763.  CAMDEN FOURTH SERIES VOLUME 8., Cushner, Nicholas P., editor.
3 Cushner, Nicholas P., editor. DOCUMENTS ILLUSTRATING THE BRITISH CONQUEST OF MANILA 1762-1763. CAMDEN FOURTH SERIES VOLUME 8.
Royal Historical Society / University College, London, 1971. 
222 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (beige/olive cloth with black title blocks and gold lettering/banding on spine) - no dust jacket. Documents are in the original English or Spanish, without translations. Contents: Preface; Abbreviations; Introduc tion; Preparations; The Siege and Capture; Aftermath of Conquest; Epilogue; List of Documents; Index. Previous owner's notation (7 lines) in ink on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny minor scuffs on rear boa r d , tiny bump at bottom corner of rear board. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOURNEY THROUGH NEW ENGLAND: A GUIDE.  VOLUMES 1 - 12., Grant Bowden, Mrs.  (Mary Grant Bowden.).  Frank O. Spinney, Hugh Gourley, Perry T. Rathbone, Howard C. Holman, Carl Crossman, Katherine J. Schrader, Susan Wilson, John Wilmerding, Ernest S. Dodge, Sinclair H. Hitchings, Martha G. Fales, et al.
4 Grant Bowden, Mrs. (Mary Grant Bowden.). Frank O. Spinney, Hugh Gourley, Perry T. Rathbone, Howard C. Holman, Carl Crossman, Katherine J. Schrader, Susan Wilson, John Wilmerding, Ernest S. Dodge, Sinclair H. Hitchings, Martha G. Fales, et al. JOURNEY THROUGH NEW ENGLAND: A GUIDE. VOLUMES 1 - 12.
Boston, Massachusetts Mrs. Grant Bowden Soft Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
12 volumes of "Journey Through New England: A Guide", dating from 1964 to 1975, each approx. 8 1/2" H and containing between 123 to 128 pages. The first volume is inscribed on the page titled "A Welcome": "For Clinton Toms / With every good wish - / Mary G. Bowden." B&w photographs, reproductions, advertisements for local businesses. Articles about local history, architecture, art, artists, antiques, towns & cities, museums, authors, etc., including Early American Silver / Mary Baker Eddy and Her Church / Winslow Homer at Prouts Neck / Monhegan Island / The Clipper Ship / Newburysport Illustrated / The Ship Building Town of Essex / Baking in a Brick Oven / Phillis Wheatly, America's First Black Poetess / Melville Comes to New Bedford / Benedict Arnold and the March to Quebec / Norman Rockwell - Noted Portraitist of America / Portland Glass / Emily Dickinson, Journey into Immortality / The Art of the Colonial Cabinet Maker / The Wreck of the Palatine, A Winter's Tale / Augustus Saint Gaudens and the Cornish Colony / Colonel John Stark and That Unlucky Affair at Bennington, etc., etc. Interiors - Vol 1 has a soft small crease at top corner of last four page leaves, light water stain at top inside edge of rear cover; vol 11 has a very small crease to fore-edge of pages 89 to 94; otherwise all volumes are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - Vol 1 has water stain at top 1" edge of rear cover, light soiling to rear cover, small areas of faint scuffing and some light toning on spine; vol 2 has light soiling on rear cover; vol 3 has some light rubbing and tiny scuff (last letter missing in 'A Guide') and wrinkling on spine, small price label on front cover; vol 6 has a small price label on front cover; vol 9 has a tiny light stain at top of front hinge; vol 10 has tiny bump to top of rear hinge; vol 12 has minor browning at top /bottom edges of covers; very minor edge wear to some volumes. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
THE ELDON HOUSE DIARIES:  FIVE WOMEN'S VIEWS OF THE 19TH CENTURY., Harris, Robin S. and Harris, Terry G., editors.  (Charlotte Owen Harris, Amelia Ryerse Harris, Sophia Ryerson Harris, Lucy Ronalds Harris, Amelia Archange Harris.)
5 Harris, Robin S. and Harris, Terry G., editors. (Charlotte Owen Harris, Amelia Ryerse Harris, Sophia Ryerson Harris, Lucy Ronalds Harris, Amelia Archange Harris.) THE ELDON HOUSE DIARIES: FIVE WOMEN'S VIEWS OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1994 0969342535 / 9780969342533 Limited Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
517 pp, large 8vo (9 11/16" H). Red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine. No. 531 of an edition of twelve hundred and fifty copies. Color frontispiece, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. The diaries of five women (United Empire Loyalist descendants), ranging in age from thirteen to eighty- four, who lived in Eldon House, London, Ontario during the nineteenth century. An interesting look at the family and social life of the era, as well as religion, politics, health care, women's issues. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CHARLES LISTER: LETTERS AND RECOLLECTIONS.  WITH A MEMOIR BY HIS FATHER LORD RIBBLESDALE., Lister, Charles.  With recollections by Mrs. Warre Cornish, Rev. Ronald Knox and Cyril Bailey.
6 Lister, Charles. With recollections by Mrs. Warre Cornish, Rev. Ronald Knox and Cyril Bailey. CHARLES LISTER: LETTERS AND RECOLLECTIONS. WITH A MEMOIR BY HIS FATHER LORD RIBBLESDALE.
T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1917, 5th impression. 
256 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), hard cover (grey cloth with gold lettering & banding on spine) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece plus 4 additional illustrations. Contents: Prefatory Note; Memoir; Letters, July 1909 to May 1911, From Germany and Elsewhere; Roman Letters; Indian Letters; Pre-War Letters from Constantinople; Letters from Constantinople; With the Middlesex Yeomanry; Letters from S.S. Franconia, with Headquarters Staff; With the Hood Battalion at Port Said; Letters from the Aegean; Landing of the Hood Battalion on the Gallipoli Peninsula; Constantinople During July and August 1914; With the Dardanelles Expedition; Recollections: Eton, 1900-5, by Mrs Warre Cornish; Eton and Balliol, 1905-6, by Rev. Ronald Knox; Bal l i o l (Oxford), 1906-10, by Cyril Bailey; In Memoriam: Captain the Hon. Thomas Lister, D.S.O., 10th Hussars; To C.A.L.; Index. Charles Lister died at Gallipoli. Previous owner's name in pencil and corner crease on front free endpaper, book ligh tl y cr ac ked in a few places - pages holding firmly, minor browning to pages and endpapers, browning to edges of text block, color faded to brown on spine, small corner bumps, light edge wear some areas of light waviness in cloth on boards. Very Goo d- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ROBERTSON DAVIES: MAGICIAN OF WORDS., Maes, Nicholas.
7 Maes, Nicholas. ROBERTSON DAVIES: MAGICIAN OF WORDS.
Toronto Dundurn 2009 1550028723 / 9781550028720 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
221 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Born in Thamesville, Ontario, a student at Queen's University in Kingston in the 1930s, and editor and later publisher of the 'Peterborough Examiner' from the 1940s to the mid-1960s, playwright, essayist, critic, professor, and novelist Robertson Davies (1913-1995) was one of Canada's pre-eminent literary voices for more than half a century. Davies worked in his early career to increase the quality and profile of Canadian drama. He started the Dominion Drama Festival and was an early member of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival board. In 1948 he produced his first commercially successful play, 'Fortune, My Foe'. With his generous beard and donnish manner, Davies was the very epitome of the 'man of letters', a term he abhorred. Best known for his Deptford Trilogy of novels ('Fifth Business', 'The Manticore', 'World of Wonders'), he also wrote two other trilogies (Salterton and Cornish) and was at work on the third volume of another trilogy (Toronto) when he died. Davies received the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 1955 for the novel 'Leaven of Malice', the Lorne Pierce Medal in 1961 for literary achievement, the Governor Gen-eral 's Literary Award in 1972 for the novel 'The Manticore', and twenty-three honorary degrees during his prolific and fruitful career. In 1986 his novel 'What's Bred in the Bone' was shortlisted for Britain's Booker Prize. With a life perhaps as rich in character and colour as that found in his fiction, plays, and essays, the long-time University of Toronto professor and master of Massey College had a great fondness for magic and myth, both of which are found in abundance in much of his work, along with a prodigious streak of wry humour." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROBERTSON DAVIES: MAGICIAN OF WORDS., Maes, Nicholas.
8 Maes, Nicholas. ROBERTSON DAVIES: MAGICIAN OF WORDS.
Toronto Dundurn 2009 1550028723 / 9781550028720 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
221 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "Born in Thamesville, Ontario, a student at Queen's University in Kingston in the 1930s, and editor and later publisher of the 'Peterborough Examiner' from the 1940s to the mid-1960s, playwright, essayist, critic, professor, and novelist Robertson Davies (1913-1995) was one of Canada's pre-eminent literary voices for more than half a century. Davies worked in his early career to increase the quality and profile of Canadian drama. He started the Dominion Drama Festival and was an early member of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival board. In 1948 he produced his first commercially successful play, 'Fortune, My Foe'. With his generous beard and donnish manner, Davies was the very epitome of the 'man of letters', a term he abhorred. Best known for his Deptford Trilogy of novels ('Fifth Business', 'The Manticore', 'World of Wonders'), he also wrote two other trilogies (Salterton and Cornish) and was at work on the third volume of another trilogy (Toronto) when he died. Davies received the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 1955 for the novel 'Leaven of Malice', the Lorne Pierce Medal in 1961 for literary achievement, the Governor Gen-eral 's Literary Award in 1972 for the novel 'The Manticore', and twenty-three honorary degrees during his prolific and fruitful career. In 1986 his novel 'What's Bred in the Bone' was shortlisted for Britain's Booker Prize. With a life perhaps as rich in character and colour as that found in his fiction, plays, and essays, the long-time University of Toronto professor and master of Massey College had a great fondness for magic and myth, both of which are found in abundance in much of his work, along with a prodigious streak of wry humour." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Martin, Gwen L. GESNER'S DREAM: THE TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS OF EARLY MINING IN NEW BRUNSWICK.
Fredericton, New Brunswick Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum 2003 1894475461 / 9781894475464 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, reproductions - colour maps. Inscribed by author on half title page. "Whenever you read this book, whether by day or by night, miners are at work in New Brunswick. Their underground world is magical and terrifying. Caverns traced by fragile points of light recede into utter blackness, and the stone walls expose swirls of rock frozen in three dimensions. Overhead are vaulted ceilings, silent and beautiful as a Gothic cathedral. The heritage of New Brunswick mining reaches back over three action-packed centuries. Gypsum smugglers sailed down the Bay of Fundy by midnight. Mine developers battled each other using fists in the boardroom and pisols in the field. Many prospectors died without making a dime, while others lost their rightful holdings at gunpoint. And a lucky or skillful few hit the jackpot. The romantic, lively and ultimately triumphant tale of mining in New Brunswick is revealed here for the first time, richly illustrated with more than 140 historical photographs gathered from archives and attics across the province." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small crease at fore-edge of front cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A CENTURY OF WESTERN ONTARIO:  THE STORY OF LONDON, "THE FREE PRESS," AND WESTERN ONTARIO, 1849-1959., Miller, Orlo.
10 Miller, Orlo. A CENTURY OF WESTERN ONTARIO: THE STORY OF LONDON, "THE FREE PRESS," AND WESTERN ONTARIO, 1849-1959.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
289 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w plates. "(T)he story of Southwestern Ontario as reflected in the columns of 'The London Free Press' for the last hundred years. By its very nature a newspaper is a diary of the times, a mirror held to the contemporary scene in its various aspects - local, national and international. Orlo Miller, a former staff member of (the paper), having spent several years in research, here presents a lively and readable account of what has taken place in the last ten decades. Here is no collection of dry statistical data but rather real, living, flesh-and-blood people taking part in historic incidents as reavealed in the yellowed columns. The growth of London from a struggling backwoods village to the metropolis of the smiling countryside of Western Ontario and the parallel expansion of 'The London Free Press' from a tiny weekly, struggling for survival, to one of Canada's leading daily newspapers form the twin themes from which Orlo Miller has skilfully spun a single story." Light wrinkling and light fading (1/4") at bottom of spine, very light fading to spine color. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small piece missing at top of spine, a few tiny and small edge chips, light rubbing/soiling, old tape at inside top/bottom edges, faint water stain at bottom of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE INCONSTANT SEA: A CORNISHMAN'S CHRONICLE., Tangye, Nigel.
11 Tangye, Nigel. THE INCONSTANT SEA: A CORNISHMAN'S CHRONICLE.
London William Kimber 1976 0718302745 / 9780718302740 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "The sea in all its moods is the compelling theme of Nigel Tangye's new book; with its beauty and its cruelty it is everlastingly fickle. By combining his own encounters with the sea with graphic reconstructions of bygone adventures and disasters the author makes yesterday's events living experiences. (His) 'Spray of Glendorgal' setting out from Falmouth is no more safe, and no less exhilarating than 'The Neptune Buss' in 1756 or the smack 'Porth'; a difficult passage in his own boat recalls the finally triumphant saga of the 'Terra Nova' in 1688 so nearly a total wreck and kept afloat by the determination of her crew. And his own ancestor Richard Tangye was a passenger on the liner 'Parramatta' going from London to Sydney in 1879 and beguiling the journey with the amusing incidents related to the ship's serio-comic newspaper 'The Parramatta Sun'. Finally the great 'Warspite' is wrecked in Mount's Bay and revisited by the author who had first trod her decks as a naval lieutenant twenty years before. Past and present episodes are all woven into a hauntingly beautiful pattern." Minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at top edge of both boards, one page with dog-ear crease, light waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny/very small edge tears, light rubbing, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MERCE CUNNINGHAM:  FIFTY YEARS., Vaughan, David. Edited by Melissa Harris.  (Merce Cunningham.)
12 Vaughan, David. Edited by Melissa Harris. (Merce Cunningham.) MERCE CUNNINGHAM: FIFTY YEARS.
New York Aperture 1997 0893816248 / 9780893816247 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
320 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H). Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs. "(E)vokes the essence of Merce Cunnigham: the man, his choreography, his seminal role in the history of the arts in postwar America and Europe, and his larger vision as it pertains to the relationship between art and life. (C)elebrates the past fifty years of Cunnigham's career, from his role as principal dancer in the Martha Graham Dance Company, to the formation of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and Black Mountain College in 1953 - from his use of 'chance operations," to his present, innovative work with the computer program, LifeForms." Top corners of boards bumped, slight bump at top of spine/rear hinge Dust jacket has light edge wear, light to moderate rubbing - no color loss, heavy wrinkling at top of spine/flap folds - re-inforced with archival tape on inside, a few tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
MYSELF THROUGH OTHERS: MEMOIRS., Watmough, David.
13 Watmough, David. MYSELF THROUGH OTHERS: MEMOIRS.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
200 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 9781550027990 "Born in London, England, of Cornish stock, David Watmough arrived on Canada's West Coast in 1961 and quickly became a fixture on the Canadian cultural scene. Now in his ninth decade, Watmoug h, often spoken of as this country's senior gay male fiction writer, has decided to commit his memoirs to paper. Given the autobiographical nature of his fiction, the prolific raconteur has opted for a novel approach to his own life by tellin g h i s story through his encoutners with the numerous people he has met, befriended, loved, and jousted with over the years. And what a parade of personalities it is! (He) serves up incisive, trenchant, often witty profiles of writers W.H. Aude n, T. S. E l iot, Stephen Spender, Raymond Chandler, Graham Greene, Martha Gelhorn, Tennessee Williams, Carol Shields, Margaret Laurence, Jane Rule, and Wallace Stegner; artists Francis Bacon, Bill Reid, and Jack Shadbolt; politicians and celebrit ies Pie rre Tr ud eau, Clement Atlee, and Eleanor Roosevelt; Hollywood actress Jean Arthur; and a host of others." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AUNTIE MABEL'S WAR:  AN ACCOUNT OF HER PART IN THE HOSTILITIES OF 1914-18., Wenzel, Marian and Cornish, John, compilers.
14 Wenzel, Marian and Cornish, John, compilers. AUNTIE MABEL'S WAR: AN ACCOUNT OF HER PART IN THE HOSTILITIES OF 1914-18.
London Allen Lane 1980 0713912650 / 9780713912654 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
128 pp, oblong 8vo (7 3/4" H x 10 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions of photographs, postcards, newspaper clipping, maps, etc. "There have been many books of the experiences of men and women in the First World War. (This one) is different. It is the story of a nurse who served in Northern France and the Balkans with the Scottish Women's Hospital - a suffragette organization. Turning the pages, the reader has a vivid impression of actually being present as Mabel lives and copes with the war. The undoubted oddities of Mabel's character and her frequent lapses in taste are a major delight of the book. Coming from a solid middle-class family, makers of the famous Fox's umbrellas in Stocksbridge, the war is a liberation for her and she displays no interest in returning to England and her family. It is a most most unusual book and Mabel an unlikely heroine. Its charm lies in the sense of immediacy and period with which it illuminates one tiny corner of the Great War." Previous owner's initials, place and date in pen on free front endpaper, very light edge wear, small light stain on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny bump at corners of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, 2" taped tear with multiple creases on rear panel. very small round label on rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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