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BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 5 1974.  (VOLUME V - 1974.), Ainsworth, C.J.; Ratcliffe-Densham, H.B.A.; Breeze, David J.; Bowman, Alan K.; Drinkwater, J.F.; Frere, S.S.; St. Joseph, J.K.; Hind, J.G.F.; Hodder, Ian; Hogg, A.H.A.; Rae, Alan; Simpson, Grace; Tomlin, Roger; Wacher, J.S.; Wilson, D.R.; et al.
1 Ainsworth, C.J.; Ratcliffe-Densham, H.B.A.; Breeze, David J.; Bowman, Alan K.; Drinkwater, J.F.; Frere, S.S.; St. Joseph, J.K.; Hind, J.G.F.; Hodder, Ian; Hogg, A.H.A.; Rae, Alan; Simpson, Grace; Tomlin, Roger; Wacher, J.S.; Wilson, D.R.; et al. BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 5 1974. (VOLUME V - 1974.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1974. 
519 pp + 44 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, tables, (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Spectroscopy and a Roman Cremation from Sompting, Sussex; The Roman Fortl et at Barburgh Mill, Dumfriesshire; Roman military records from Vindolanda; Coin-hoards and the chronology of the Gallic Emperors; The Roman fortress at Longthorpe; Agricola's Fleet and Portus Trucculensis; Some Marketing Models for Romano- B r i t i s h c oarse pottery; The Llantwit Major Villa; a reconsideration of the evidence; The Roman Fort at Cramond, Edinburgh: excavations 1954-66; Haltwhistle Burn, Corstopitum and the Antonine Wall: a reconsideration; The date of the 'Barbaria n Co ns pi ra cy '; Vi llae in Urbibus?; Romano-British Villas from the Air; Types of late Belgic and early Romano-British Pottery-kilns in the Nene valley; Carpow and Caracalla; Notes: A Coin of Tasciovanus - The end of Ermine Street at the Humber - Le ad Sea lin g f rom Old Winteringham - A Note on the Broadbridge Head - A Marble Cockerel from the Bradwell Roman villa - A Coin of Valentinian III from Wroxter - Some recent finds of late Roman Buckles - A Christian Monogram from Richboroug h; Roma n B rita in i n 19 73: S ites Explored - Inscriptions - Appendix. The Vindolanda writing tablets; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Interior - tiny dint on first few pages, small red ink line at bottom of first pag e, sm all bump to fo re-ed ge o f appro x, first 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - slight twist to spine, minor edge wear, smalll bump at top of front hinge, bump at fore-edge of front cover, soft cre asin g on t op h alf o f fron t cove r, sm al l corn er creases on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN WATERCOLOURS AND DRAWINGS IN THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM.  2 VOLUME SET IN SLIPCASE., Allodi, Mary.  Forword by Donald Blake Webster.
2 Allodi, Mary. Forword by Donald Blake Webster. CANADIAN WATERCOLOURS AND DRAWINGS IN THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM. 2 VOLUME SET IN SLIPCASE.
Toronto Royal Ontario Museum 1974 0888541597 / 9780888541598 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 7/8" H x 12 1/4" D) - medium brown cloth with gilt lettering on spines and front boards. Slipcase covered in matching brown cloth with gilt lettering and colour pastedown on front panel. 2220 reproductions in b&w and colour. Volume One: Foreword; Introduction; Notes on Procedure; Abbreviations; Artists A to K. Volume Two: Artists K to Y; Anonymous Artists; Geographic Index; Subject Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spines. Slipcase has very minor rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
SOPWITH SNIPE.  WINDSOCK DATAFILE 46., Bruce, J.M.    Foreword by R.L. Rimell.  Drawings by C.A. Owers.
3 Bruce, J.M. Foreword by R.L. Rimell. Drawings by C.A. Owers. SOPWITH SNIPE. WINDSOCK DATAFILE 46.
Albatros, Berkhamsted, 1994. 
36 pp, 11 5/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0948414618 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, technical drawings/plans, colour profiles. "The Sopwith Snipe is firmly lodged in the minds of most WWI aeroplane enthusiasts due to the epic one-sided combat fought by Major William Barker on October 27 1918 in which he brought down four Fokker D.VIIs, an action that resulted in a well-earned Victoria Cross for the Canadian pilot. The Snipe had few other opportunities for glory; No .43 Squadron was the first unit to be equipped and made its first Snipe patrol on September 23 1918. Within five weeks nearly 100 Snipes were in France and No.208's Camels were in the process of being replaced by Snipes as the Armistice was dec l a r e d. In the immediate post-war period Snipes served with a dozen RAF Squadrons, 532 being recorded on charge by 1921, and the type soldiered on until 1928 when it was officially declared obsolete. Despite its necessarily limited role in the fi rs t ai r war the Snipe has been a popular choice for modellers and subject of at least two previous monographs and a nubmer of magazine articles. The 46th DATAFILE, however, offers the most comprehensive selection of illustrations on the type y et pub li she d in one volume and contains a great deal of information hitherto unrecorded." Interior - small soft bump at top/bottom corners of text block, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small soft crease at c orn ers of cove rs. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
STERLING SILVER: RANTS, RAVES & REVELATIONS., Cameron, Silver Donald.  Selected and edited by Ronald Caplan.
4 Cameron, Silver Donald. Selected and edited by Ronald Caplan. STERLING SILVER: RANTS, RAVES & REVELATIONS.
Breton Books, Wreck Cove, Cape Breton, NS, 1994. 
217 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1895415381 "(A) marvellous selection from over 25 years of Silver Donald Cameron's writing. Like visits with an entertaining and deeply committed friend, 'Sterling Silver' takes on suicide and love, fear and communi ty and craftsmanship - and a Canada in which a good life should still be possible. (He) has opened his archives of published and unpublished works, and trusted his editor to make the selections - turning (this) into a rare opportunity for hi s f a n s and an extraordinary introduction for new readers." Contents include: In the Spiral; Fear of Fearing; How I Faced the Fuel Crisis; At the Hour of Our Death; Cape Breton Soul; The Immortal Volvo; Farley Mowat, Prophet; The Legacy of Stan R o ge rs ; Co n fessions of a Cape Breton Moonshiner; Snapshot: The Third Drunk; and more. Still wrapped in original shrink-wrap. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BIRMINGHAM PALS:  14th, 15th & 16th (SERVICE) BATTALIONS OF THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT.  A HISTORY OF THE THREE CITY BATTALIONS RAISED IN BIRMINGHAM IN WORLD WAR ONE., Carter, Terry.  Foreword by Dr Carl Chinn.
5 Carter, Terry. Foreword by Dr Carl Chinn. BIRMINGHAM PALS: 14th, 15th & 16th (SERVICE) BATTALIONS OF THE ROYAL WARWICKSHIRE REGIMENT. A HISTORY OF THE THREE CITY BATTALIONS RAISED IN BIRMINGHAM IN WORLD WAR ONE.
Pen & Sword, Barnsley, 1997. 
288 pp, 4to (12 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0850525470 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Contents: Foreword; Prelude; Birmingham; Birmingham: August 1914; Birmingham Pals: The Turn of the Middle Class; Training Comme nces - 'Berlin via Sutton'; 14th, 15th & 16th Royal Warwicks: Birmingham Pals to France; The Arras Front; The Somme: July to October 1916; October 1916 to December 1917: La Bassee, Vimy Ridge, Arras and 3rd Ypres; December 1917 to November 1 9 1 8 : I t a ly, Nieppe Forest and the Advance to Victory; Conclusion; Gallantry Awards; Roll of Honour; Acknowledgements. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Very light edge wear, light rubbing to glossy cove rs , ti ny co rn er creases. Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE TAVERNS IN THE TOWN: A WALK ROUND THE PUBS OF BURNLEY OF THE 1920-30s., Chapples, Leslie.
6 Chapples, Leslie. THE TAVERNS IN THE TOWN: A WALK ROUND THE PUBS OF BURNLEY OF THE 1920-30s.
Burnley & District Historical Society, Burnley, 1986. 
60 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover. B&w photographs. Interior - small bump and creases at top corner of pages 15 thru 24, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rub marks and very small corner crease on front cove r, some small soft wrinkles on covers, minor rubbing. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
7 Ducharme, Mary Anne. Edited by Ronald Caplan. (Archie Neil Chisholm.) ARCHIE NEIL: FROM THE LIFE AND STORIES OF ARCHIE NEIL CHISHOLM OF MARGAREE FORKS, CAPE BRETON. BIOGRAPHY - ORAL HISTORY - ANTHOLOGY.
Breton Books, Wreck Cove, Cape Breton Island, 1992. 
222 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. B&w photos. "The triumph of a life and a triumph of a book! 'Archie Neil' is a beautifully written collaboration that will keep alive forever the life and stories of Archie Neil Chisholm. Saddled with polio, pride, and a lack of discipline - Archie Neil lived out the contradictory life of a terrific teacher floundering in alcoholism. His growth, plunge, and rise as an extraordinarily valuable person in the Cape Breton community is good, lasting reading. From outrageous good humour to excellent storytelling, this book is a remarkable achievement..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few small soft creases on covers, minor edge wear, minor rubbing, spine flat with one light crease. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
WISDEN CRICKETERS' ALMANACK 2005.  142nd EDITION., Engel, Matthew, editor.
8 Engel, Matthew, editor. WISDEN CRICKETERS' ALMANACK 2005. 142nd EDITION.
John Wisden, Alton, Hampshire, 2005. 
1744 pp, 6 1/2" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0947766898 B&w and colour illustrations. "Wisden 2005 covers every match of the astonishing sequence that took (England) from Jamaica to Johannesburg - and a dozen test victories - in just ten mo nths. Mike Selvey traces the new dawn of English cricket back to the midnight hours of abject failure. Former team analyst Malcolm Ashton tells the story from inside the camp. And for the first time in 45 yeras, all Five Cricketers of th e Y e a r a r e English. There are full reports of all the events of 2004: the world records for Brian Lara, Murali and Shane Warne, and the rows over chucking, Zimbabwe and Sky TV. Wisden gets down to the grassroots as well. Alan Lee explains ho w t he t im e le ss ritual of village cricket is now splitting in two. But this is also a global book. Wisden explains how the mighty confusion of Indian TV bankrolls the game. One great Australian, Richie Benaud, pays homage to another, Ke ith M ill er. W isd en re por ts on South Africans' lingering love affair with Hansie Cronje and, from Sri Lanka, how cricket rose to the challenge of the Indian Ocean tsumami. Wisden recalls its own greatest editor, Sydney Pardon, the man who said (i n 19 10) that the En glan d se lectors had 'touched the confines of lunacy'. Wisden has never minced words. See this year's Notes by the Editor. Oh, and there's The Burning Bunny, the brothel that caters soley for professional crickete rs, a n in tervi ew w ith c ricke t's most famou s Slovak goalkeeper, the ground where it hasn't rained for 15 years....and Wisden's first-ever pin-up." Minor soiling on edges of textblock, four tiny scuffs on spine, small bump at top corner of rea r cove r, mi nor wr inkle s on s pine. Dus t jac ket ha s minor edge wrinkling, light rubbing and soiling, slight fading on spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
THE IAMBICS OF NEWFOUNDLAND: NOTES FROM AN UNKNOWN SHORE., Finch, Robert.
9 Finch, Robert. THE IAMBICS OF NEWFOUNDLAND: NOTES FROM AN UNKNOWN SHORE.
New York Counterpoint 2007 158243154X / 9781582431543 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
270 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "After spending the greater part of a decade traveling around the island of Newfoundland, at 'the edge of North America', beloved nature writer and host of an NPR radio series Robert Finch chronicles the people, geography, and wildlife of this remote and lovely place. From the shear cliffs of Cape Spear overlooking the Atlantic, the beaches of Sandy Cove (about eight miles by road from Squid Tickle), the steep streets of St. John's, and the moss-covered tundra of the southern coast, Finch carefully collects the intimate stories of birds and moose and foxes - and the people who share their space. He evokes an untrammeled landscape of raw beauty even as he tells a tale of economic hardship, with the local cod fisheries deplete and very little industry to replace it. Finch's ear is finely attuned to the vernaclar of Newfoundlander's stories; he revels in the particular cadences and unexpected movement of their tales. With a boundless curiosity, a profound appreciation for the beauty of everyday life and prose as hospitable and full of good humor as the people he encounters, Finch brings alive a wide array of characters - fishermen, hunters and hitchhikers, newcomers and old timers - and an island tucked between provinces, languages, and cultures, a land of ancient hardship and stirring beauty." Slight bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STALINGRAD EN NORMANDIE:  LA DESTRUCTION DE LA VIIe ARMEE ALLEMANDE DANS LA POCHE ARGENTAN-FALAISE 31 JUILLET-22 AOUT 1944., Florentin, Eddy.
10 Florentin, Eddy. STALINGRAD EN NORMANDIE: LA DESTRUCTION DE LA VIIe ARMEE ALLEMANDE DANS LA POCHE ARGENTAN-FALAISE 31 JUILLET-22 AOUT 1944.
Presses de la Cite, Paris, 1981, 15e edition, entierement remaniee et reenrichie. 
383 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 2258008611 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. FRENCH TEXT ONLY. "Cette etonnante bataille n'avait encore jamis ete racontee dans aucun livre au monde. 'Stalingrad en Normandie' comble cette lacune . Seule grand bataille interalliee de la guerre, puisque Canadiens, Americains, Anglais, Polonais, Francias ont tenu les bords du 'chaudron', convergeant tous vers le meme village de Chambois, la bataille de la Poche de Falaise, avec ses c o u p s d e t heatre, ses atermoiements, son desordre, ses actes individuels, ses heros, ses petits villages encercles portes au rang de celebrites historiques, ses anecdotes emouvantes, ses a-cotes pittoresques, ses joies aussi, meritait d'etre r ac on te e s ou s l e titre que les combattants lui ont spontanement donne: 'Stalingrad en Normandie'...." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - moderate edge wear, a few small soft creases, crease on rear cove r, a f ew scu ff s, li gh t cr ease on spine, minor foxing to fore-edge of last few pages, shelf soiling to bottom of textblock. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ELIZABETH POSTUMA SIMCOE 1762-1850:  A BIOGRAPHY.   (POSTHUMA.), Fryer, Mary Beacock.
11 Fryer, Mary Beacock. ELIZABETH POSTUMA SIMCOE 1762-1850: A BIOGRAPHY. (POSTHUMA.)
Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1989. 
276 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550020641 B&w and colour plates, maps. "Elizabeth Poshuma Simcoe was a remarkable woman. Raised in a wealthy and genteel English family, as a young wife, she accompanied her husband, the career soldier John Graves Simcoe, on his posting as the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada - then a sparsely populated backwoods outpost of the empire. She embraced with enthusiasm this chance for adventure and her diaries and her plentiful sketches reflect thi s joy of discovery in this 'new land'. The Simcoes returned to England in 1796 to await further imperial postings. John Graves Simcoe died in 1806 and his widow lived on to 1850 as a wealthy English countrywoman. While her popular Canadi a n d i a r i e s remain a valuable source for this intriguing biography, other materials exist that have rarely been looked at over the decades. Of considerable interest are the hundreds of letters Elizabeth's best friend, Mary Anne Bruges, sent to C a na da , an d hu ndreds of Elizabeth's own letters have survived, as well as those of her daughters and sons. From these neglected sources emerges the story of an energetic, involved woman. Her life divides into two phases. As the wife of Joh n G ra ves Si mc oe, E liz abeth is a sensible lady of the Age of Reason, pursuing the picturesque with sketch book and water colours. Following Simcoe's death, her long life as a widow finds meaning in fostering the well-being of her church. " I nter ior - m inor br owni ng in m argins of pages, very faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edges of textblock and covers, small soft corner crease on front cove r. V ery G ood 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE ART OF DAVID BLACKWOOD., Gough, William.  (David Blackwood).
12 Gough, William. (David Blackwood). THE ART OF DAVID BLACKWOOD.
Toronto McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1988 0075496801 / 9780075496809 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good David Blackwood 
Unpaginated, square small 4to (10 3/4" H x 10 3/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour reproductions of the artist's work and b&w photographs. "(This book) is an experience as direct as a Nor'Easter, powerful as spring. It gathers together, for the first time in print, a retrospective of the major works of this gifted artist. Through the detail of the particular lives and places of his native Newfoundland, David Blackwood moves to the universal, to the pivot and that creates great art. Vibrant, vital, and the work of a master artist, (it) is also the work of a master storyteller, a narrative that has all the power and delight of this native 'New Found Land'. The prints are accompanied by a lean commentary from the novelist and poet, William Gough." Dust jacket has very light edge wear, slight fading to spine color, light rubbing, very light bowning at top edge of flaps and inside top edge. 
Price: 105.00 USD
 
 
13 Greg Gatenby, Albert Frank Moritz, Nellie McClung, Fraser Sutherland, Peter Robinson, Gerrit Verstraete, Dan Jason, et al. THIS IS MY BEST: POEMS SELECTED BY NINETY-ONE POETS.
The Coach House Press, Toronto, (1976), printed in an edition of 1500 copies. 
144 pp, 8vo, soft cover. "Ninety-one poets of widely ranging temperament have chosen their best efforts to be represented in this special Coach House edition. Such a diversity of verse, seldom found between the covers of one small book, is sure to be a revealing and valuable contribution to the art." Interior - blank bookplate on inside of front cover, pages yellowing very slightly, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - light edgewear/rubbing, crease at top corner of front cove r s , s l i g h t d iscoloration to covers, spine flat and uncreased. G 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
GALLIPOLI 1915:  FRONTAL ASSAULT ON TURKEY.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 8., Haythornthwaite, Philip J..  General editor David G. Chandler.
14 Haythornthwaite, Philip J.. General editor David G. Chandler. GALLIPOLI 1915: FRONTAL ASSAULT ON TURKEY. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 8.
(Osprey, London, 1991). 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w and color with photos, maps, battle plans, drawings. "The Gallipoli expedition of 1915, the brainchild of Winston Churchill, was designed to knock the Turkish Empire out of the First World War and open a supply route to Russia. This campaign was characterised by the most outstanding courage and determination on both sides. (The author) describes in detail the planning of the attack and the course of events including the bombardment of the Turkish forts and the landings at Suvla Bay and ANZAC cove." "The Osprey Campaign Series presents concise, authoritative accounts of the great conflicts of history. Each volume begins with an assessment of each commander's campa ign strategy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, including maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight yellowing to covers and edges of textblock, small light stain on top of textblock, flat uncreased spine. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ADVENTURE KAYAKING: TRIPS FROM THE RUSSIAN RIVER TO MONTEREY.  INCLUDES LAKE TAHOE, MONO LAKE, AND PYRAMID LAKE., Jeneid, Michael.  Foreword by Paul McHugh.
15 Jeneid, Michael. Foreword by Paul McHugh. ADVENTURE KAYAKING: TRIPS FROM THE RUSSIAN RIVER TO MONTEREY. INCLUDES LAKE TAHOE, MONO LAKE, AND PYRAMID LAKE.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1999, 2nd printing. 
193 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899972152 B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "Explore by kayak the lagoons, bays, rivers and lakes of Northern California, including the Russian River, San Francisco Bay, Monterey Bay, Lake Tahoe, and Donner La ke. Author Michael Jeneid has hand-picked the most scenic and enjoyable kayaking areas for both beginners and experts. With this fact-filled book you can find the hidden kayak spots and experience Northern California's incredible variety o f b i r d s and sea mammals, including hawks, eagles, seals, and otters. The 24 trips include daytrips, overnight trips, easy paddles, options for canoers, and real adventures for the advanced kayaker....includes: trip details including where t o pu t i n, p ad dl i ng directions, tides, and seasonal factors; beautifully described encounters with birdlife and animals; where to camp, find supplies, and rent equipment; accurate and reliable maps." Interior - clean and tight with no previo us ow ne rsh ip mar ks. E xt erior - very minor rubbing, slight curl to bottom corner of book. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NOVA SCOTIA SKETCH BOOK & VANISHING HALIFAX.  2 VOLUMES., Jenson, L.B.
16 Jenson, L.B. NOVA SCOTIA SKETCH BOOK & VANISHING HALIFAX. 2 VOLUMES.
Halifax, Nova Scotia Petheric Press Card covers in cerlox binding. Very Good+ Very Good+ L.B. Jenson. 
2 volumes - oblong (7" H x 10" D). Unpaginated, profusely illustrated with the author/artists's detailed drawings of buildings, architectural details, streetscapes, ships, landscapes, maps, etc. depicting Nova Scotia scenes. "Nova Scotia Sketch Book" is the Second Edition, copyright 1969. "Vanishing Halifax" is the Fifth Printing, 1970, ISBN 919380026. Both books are clean and have very minor wear at card corners at cerlox binding. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
COMBER COVE., MacDonald, Wilson.
17 MacDonald, Wilson. COMBER COVE.
Toronto S.J. Reginald Saunders 1937 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Frank A. Stockwell. Inscribed By Author
91 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H). B&w illustrations. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Mr and Mrs H.M. Campbell / May the star of happiness shine ever above the House of Campbell / Wilson MacDonald / 466 Holland Ave, Ottawa". "These poems are accurate character descriptions of people who dwell in a certain small town. This town quota is augmented by pen pictures of people living in a nearby village. As the author explains in his introduction, 'this outer excursion was necessary for 'William Ward' and 'George Francis' could scarcely have endured the atmosphere of Comber Cove'. Mr. Wilson MacDonald has long been urged to publish these brilliant Comber Cove poems, which the late Bliss Carman described as 'the greatest satire since the days of Juvenal'." Slight darkening to the text block edges. Dust jacket has moderate browning on edges, spine and part of rear panel, area d small line indentations on front panel, edge wear/wrinkling with a few tiny tears and chips, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE DANGER TREE:  MEMORY, WAR, AND THE SEARCH FOR A FAMILY'S PAST., Macfarlane, David.
18 Macfarlane, David. THE DANGER TREE: MEMORY, WAR, AND THE SEARCH FOR A FAMILY'S PAST.
Macfarlane Walter & Ross, Toronto, 1991. 
225 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0921912048 B&w photographs, map. "....a nonfiction family saga built around the Goodyears of Newfoundland - their move early in the century from Ladle Cove on the Straight Shore to the newly established town of Grand Falls in the interior; the deaths of three brothers during World War I; the ambitions and failures of the family enterprises; the Goodyears' bitter division over the question of whether Newfoundland ought t o b e c o m e a province of Canada....Through the meticulously recreated story of the Goodyears, David Macfarlane illuminates our past in a fresh and unexpected way. 'The Danger Tree' is about the nature of love, the pathos of war, the meaning o f f am il y. It 's ab out memory and myth, loyalty and loss, courage and country. By turns funny, astonishing, touching and horrific, (it) moves inexorably toward its heart-rending conclusion." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few ti ny so ili ng s pec ks o n t op of textblock. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A COVINGTON CHRISTMAS., Medlicott, Joan.
19 Medlicott, Joan. A COVINGTON CHRISTMAS.
Pocket Books, New York, 2005, first edition. 
239 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0743499212 Double page map. "The new pastor at the Cove Road Church in Covington (North Carolina) discovers that a former pastor from forty years ago was never ordained as a minister, and was th erefore not qualified to marry anyone - which means that five longstanding marriages are invalid! With their marriages thrown into crisis, it's decided that the couples absolutely must remarry on Christmas Eve. But with the church despera t e l y i n n eed of repairs and lacking the funds to fix the rotting floorboards and the outdated heating system, how can they ever get it ready in time? Sounds like a job for the ladies of Covington! Grace, Hannah, and Amelia step in to organi ze t he w e dd in g s, while their friends and neighbors volunteer paint, lumber, and good old-fashioned elbow grease to fix up the church. But when last-minute obstacles threaten to stop the weddings, they're going to need a miracle to turn Chr ist mas Ev e i nt o a we dd ing day that no one will ever forget...." The book closes with three holiday recipes and seven discussion questions that could be used by book groups. Minor rubbing on boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Ver y Go od+/ Near Fi ne 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
20 Michaelson, Ben. HEADING FOR A NEW EDEN: A LAYMAN'S LOOK AT THE ORIGIN AND DESTINY OF MANKIND.
Emerald Books, Campbellville, Ontario, 1984. 
95 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. ISBN 0920111009 "Adam and Eve, Noah, the builders of the Tower of Babel, and today's ecclesiastical empire builders - all these and more come under (the author's) down-to-earth scrutiny in (this book). Written i n a direct, non-preachy manner and based on a combination of historical, geographical, and Biblical data, (it) imagines in detail the lives of our earliest ancestors, analyzes today's generation, and looks ahead to tomorrow's new Eden parad i s e . I n this examination of the origin and destiny of mankind, Michaelson illustrates that man's immortality is not a myth - that it was lost only through man's willful disobedience to his Creator. And this disobedience gave birth to man's de mi se . M a n co n tinues to blunder along as though he has no hope of an immortal life. He lives only for today, because surely tomorrow he 'shall die....and that, after all, will be all there is to life....' But that is not all there is to lif e. As ( the a u th or) s hows in this book, men and women redeemed by Christ are heading for a new Eden!" Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear - moderate on spine, tiny scuff on rear cove r. Ver y G ood- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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