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DAVID LIVINGSTONE.  FAMILY LETTERS 1841-1856.  VOLUME TWO: 1849-1856., (Livingstone, David).  Edited, with an introduction by I. Schapera.
1 (Livingstone, David). Edited, with an introduction by I. Schapera. DAVID LIVINGSTONE. FAMILY LETTERS 1841-1856. VOLUME TWO: 1849-1856.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1959, first edition. 
320 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. VOLUME II ONLY. "David Livingstone's letters are the most important source of information about his activities, beliefs and opinions. The present collection, drawn chiefly from family archives, c overs not only the whole of his career as a missionary in Bechuanaland, but also his first great crossing of the continent from Loanda to Quilimane. Extracts from a few have appeared in various biographies, but the great majority have never b e e n p u blished before. Vivid and sometimes extremely outspoken, they contain much detail about his relations with fellow missionaries, Boers and Native chiefs, and about his own journeys into the interior; they afford new insights into his re li gi ou s o ut lo ok, conceptions of missionary enterprise, scientific and linguistic interests, and medical knowledge." Very small dint and tiny stain on top of text block, soft crease/wrinkle on pages 25 to 28, very small red ink dot on front fr ee end pap er , sli ght browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light browning - mainly on spine and rear panel, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHILDREN OF THE BENARES:  A WAR CRIME AND ITS VICTIMS., Barker, Ralph.
2 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
 
 
ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY.  PAPERS AND RECORDS.  VOL.VIII., Cruickshank, E., Lt.-Col.; Gardiner, H.F; Bruce, G.W., Lt.-Col.; Mills; G.K.; Rogers, R.V.; Ellis, W.S.; McMorine, Rev.; Machar, Agnes Maule; Cumberland, Barlow; MacKenzie, Charles; Gilkison, Augusta Isabella Grant; Carnochan, Janet.
3 Cruickshank, E., Lt.-Col.; Gardiner, H.F; Bruce, G.W., Lt.-Col.; Mills; G.K.; Rogers, R.V.; Ellis, W.S.; McMorine, Rev.; Machar, Agnes Maule; Cumberland, Barlow; MacKenzie, Charles; Gilkison, Augusta Isabella Grant; Carnochan, Janet. ONTARIO HISTORICAL SOCIETY. PAPERS AND RECORDS. VOL.VIII.
Toronto Ontario Historical Society 1907 Stapled in Wraps Good- 
228 pp, 9 7/8" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: The Insurrection in the Short Hills in 1838; The Hamiltons of Queenston, Kingston and Hamilton; The Petuns; The Nottawasaga River Route; The First Commission of the Peace for the District of Mecklenburg; Some Events in the History of Kingston; Early History of the Anglican Church in Kingston; Some Epochs in the Story of Old Kingston; The Navies of Lake Ontario in the War of 1812. Notes from the Papers of a Naval Officer then serving on His Majesty's Ships; Cataraqui; Captain William Gilkison. Notes from a Paper; Early Churches in the Niagara Peninsula, Stamford and Chippewa, with Marriage Records of Thomas and James Cummings, J.P., and Extracts from the Cummings Papers. Interior - soft slight bump at top corner of pages, light toning in margins of pages, inside hinges have glue residue and paper pulls, staples at rear inside hinge are rusty. Exterior - small tear and wear at top/bottom of front hinge, light browning to edges of covers, some darkening/browning to edges of text block, soft crease at top corner of front cover. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
E.E. CUMMINGS:  A MISCELLANY., Cummings, E.E.  Edited, with an introduction and notes, by George J. Firmage.  Foreword by the Author.
4 Cummings, E.E. Edited, with an introduction and notes, by George J. Firmage. Foreword by the Author. E.E. CUMMINGS: A MISCELLANY.
New York Argophile Press 1958 First, Limited, Signed Edition. Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Marion Morehouse, frontispiece photograph. Jean Cocteau, et al. Signed by Author
xi, 241 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H), gray cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, light gray endpapers. Number 4 of the first, limited edition of 75 copies, signed by Cummings. B&w illustrations. "This book consists of a cluster of epigrams, forty-nine essays on various subjects, a poem dispraising dogmata, and several selections from an unfinished play. Taken ensemble, the forty-nine astonish and cheer and enlighten their progenitor. He's astonished that, as nearly as anyone can make out, I wrote them. He's cheered because, while re-reading them, I've encountered a great deal of liveliness and nothing dead. Last but not least; he's enlightened via the realization that, whereas times can merely change, an individual may grow." From the author's Foreword. There is a previous owner's erased pencil signature mark at the top of the free front endpaper (some light thinning to the paper) and a very slight indentation of the signature on the adjacent half-title page; a very small light foxing mark at the top edge of the verso of the frontispiece; light toning to pages; a 5" x 2" very light area of browning (possibly from a newspaper clipping) on page 230 text page and on page 231 blank page; 1/8" tear at bottom of front hinge cloth; light browning to edges of text block, boards and spine; a small light scuff on the fore-edge of the text block; very light edge wear - mostly at corners and at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
 
 
5 Cummings, Ray. EXPLORERS INTO INFINITY.
Avalon, New York, (1965), Ist edition. 
192 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Size (matter), Space and Time were the great trinity around which Ray Cummings wrote his most famous novels, and the present story - which appeared as two short serial novels in 1927 and 1928, in Wierd Tales magazine - incorporates all three. The story is set in an indeterminate 'future' where interplanetary commerce is routine, as we see our narrator employed in communications involving the Martian mail. Among his friends is Brett Gryce, son of a famous scientist and inventor. Dr. Gryce has constructed what he calls a myrdoscope. There are, he says, normally invisible rays, akin to light, crossing Space, which this device makes visible. And these rays come from a super-universe, beyond the stars - a universe in which our own universe is but an atom!..." Old price in ink at top of ffep, light edge wear to boards, tiny bump to bottom of rear board, light soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has minor edge wear, light wrinkling, small chip and creases at top of rear flap, two tiny closed tears at top edge, a few small indentations. VG/VG- 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
V FOR VENGEANCE:  THE SECOND BATTLE OF LONDON., Johnson, David.
6 Johnson, David. V FOR VENGEANCE: THE SECOND BATTLE OF LONDON.
London William Kimber 1981 0718301889 / 9780718301880 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good+ 
203 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps, drawings. "Only five minutes from launch to impact: not even enough time to give an air raid alert. They could not be tracked: they travelled too high and too fast to be shot down. These were the rocket 'Vengeance Weapons', launched in addition to the flying bombs in retaliation for British and American bombing raids on German cities. Damage inflicted upon London was considerable: 198 were killed by a flying bomb in the Aldwych, hundreds died at New Cross, and over one hundred civilians lost their lives in Smithfield Market. (The author) examines the effects of the V-1 flying bombs and V-2 rockets on a capital still showing the scars of the 1940-41 blitz. On 6th June 1944, only a few hours after the D-Day landings, orders were passed down from German High Command to prepare the 'Vengeance Weapons' for an immediate assault on Britain." Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, previous owner's embossed stamp on half-title page, a few light soiling marks on pages 34, 35 & 90, book is slightly cracked at a few places, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, area of soft wrinkles on rear panel, light rubbing, light fading to spine colors, minor indentations, small area of delamination on rear panel. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
HAP LEE'S SELECTION OF THE BEST MOVIE GAGS HEARD AMONG THE STARS.  ILLUSTRATED WITH SCENES FROM FAMOUS PHOTOPLAYS., Lee, Hap.
7 Lee, Hap. HAP LEE'S SELECTION OF THE BEST MOVIE GAGS HEARD AMONG THE STARS. ILLUSTRATED WITH SCENES FROM FAMOUS PHOTOPLAYS.
Racine, Wisconsin Whitman 1935 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
[158] pp, 5 1/4" H. Color pictorial covers. Alternating pages of text (jokes) and b&w scenes from early Hollywood movies or movie star caricatures. Split in paper on front inside hinge - hinge holding very well; lean to spine; moderate browning to pages; small bump at top corner of approx. pages 50 to 110; endpapers and edges of text block; very small tears at bottom of outside hinges; light to moderate edge wear to spine and boards; light wrinkling at top of spine; creases at bottom edge of spine; very small bump at corners of boards. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
LAURA SECORD:  THE LEGEND AND THE LADY., McKenzie, Ruth.
8 McKenzie, Ruth. LAURA SECORD: THE LEGEND AND THE LADY.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1971 0771058195 / 9780771058196 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
142 pp, 8 3/4" H. Illustration section on thick yellow stock. "(In the 1930s) skeptical historians began 'investigating' the account of the young Queenston housewife who undertook to walk twenty miles through the woods to warn a British officer of an impending American attack. Doubts were raised as to the validity of the whole story and Laura and her famous walk with the (non-existent) cow became a matter of ridicule for many. Was she heroine or fraud? In this lively and authoritative book, pieces of the puzzle are fitted together from documentary evidence, many unknown facts about Laura Secord's life and background are disclosed, and the truth about her role in Canadian history is finally revealed." Contents: Prologue: The Mystery of Laura Secord; The War Comes to Queenston; Laura's Girlhood and Marriage; Life Goes On in the Midst of War; The Secret Plan to Capture FitzGibbon; How Laura Warned FitzGibbon; Victory at Beaver Dams; The Heroine in Limbo; The Lonely Widow; The Prince Comes to the Rescue; Laura Becomes Famous; The Debunkers Try to Topple Laura; Epilogue: Laura Secord as Heroine; Index. Christmas gift inscription in ink on free front endpaper, mnor twist to spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, a few tiny chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight fading to spine colour, light rubbing on rear panel, light toning to edges, three creases at bottom corner of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
UNIVERSAL OUTLOOK:  THE MAGAZINE FOR ALL INTERESTED IN DEANNA DURBIN.  COMPLETE RUN OF SIX VOLUMES, SPRING 1940 - SUMMER 1941., Stannage, James Robert, editor.  (Deanna Durbin.)  Joe Pasternak, Marguerite Slaney, Raymond H. Hill, Frederick Curtis, Julian Bagnall, Jay Gordon, George Hutter, Ronald Clinton, Lewis Howard, John Hackett, D.S. Washbrook, Nelson Blair, Paul Davis, et al.
9 Stannage, James Robert, editor. (Deanna Durbin.) Joe Pasternak, Marguerite Slaney, Raymond H. Hill, Frederick Curtis, Julian Bagnall, Jay Gordon, George Hutter, Ronald Clinton, Lewis Howard, John Hackett, D.S. Washbrook, Nelson Blair, Paul Davis, et al. UNIVERSAL OUTLOOK: THE MAGAZINE FOR ALL INTERESTED IN DEANNA DURBIN. COMPLETE RUN OF SIX VOLUMES, SPRING 1940 - SUMMER 1941.
Guildford Deanna Durbin Devotees of Great Britain Stapled in Wraps Good+ 
6 issues of "Universal Outlook" - a complete run of the Deanna Durbin fan magazine. **Please note: the 'Second Edition' (the second issue in the run) is the December 1940 'Special Reprint' ("revised, altered, with different illustrations and new features"). Apparently a reprint of the original Summer Edition had been planned due to demand, but "the entire make-up of the magazine,including all the photographic blocks, was destroyed by enemy action."** Approx. 8 1/2 " H, with many b&w photographs, plus drawings and contemporary advertisements. 55 pp, 42 pp, 47 pp, 46 pp,46 pp, 40 pp. The majority of the articles are about Deanna Durbin, her films, family, wedding, fashions, etc., but there are also articles about: Robert Stack, Helen Parrish, Gloria Jean (Schoonover), Joe Pasternak, Robert Cummings, Bebe Daniels, Nan Grey, etc. Interiors - Spring 1940 has a small curl and soft ceasing to top corner of pages; minor soft wrinkling to some pages in some volumes; light rusting to staples. Exteriors - small areas of foxing on front of two volumes; light soft wrinkling to some cover edges and corners; light edge wear - mainly on spine but heavier on the spine of Summer 1941; 3" tear at bottom of spine of Spring 1941 - archivally taped; rubbing and light soiling on rear covers of all volumes, light browning to edges of text block of some volumes. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 


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