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1 Belasco, David. Inscribed by Belasco. (William Shakespeare.) THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. A COMEDY BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AS ARRANGED FOR THE CONTEMPORARY STAGE BY DAVID BELASCO.
Privately Printed, New York, 1922, Ist edition. 
174 pp, small 4to (approx. 10 1/4" H), hard cover (medium blue boards with paper title labels on spine and front board and dark blue 'bee' device at bottom of front board) - no dust jacket. INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER - "TO __________ WITH COR DIAL REGARDS DAVID BELASCO, JANUARY 27, 1930." Title page continues, "and Acted Under His Direction at the Lyceum Theatre, New York with David Warfield in the Character of Shylock, December 21, 1922". Includes preface, chapters titled, 'Concerning Shylock', and 'The Elizabethan Stage', the playbill for the present production, along with 'The David Belasco Stage Arrangement of The Merchant of Venice'. Interior - pages browning lightly a little more on endpapers, small soft bump to top corner of approx. pages 13-33, very light foxing to title page, dedication page, pages 29/30 and the two plates, clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - scattered tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, two tiny marks on front board title label, light rubbing - a few small scratches on rear board, area of faint color fading on rear board and on spine, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, very light rubbing and soiling. VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
SECURITY FOR A NEW EUROPE:  THE VIENNA NEGOTIATIONS ON CONFIDENCE- AND SECURITY-BUILDING MEASURES 1989-90, AND BEYOND., Borawski, John.
2 Borawski, John. SECURITY FOR A NEW EUROPE: THE VIENNA NEGOTIATIONS ON CONFIDENCE- AND SECURITY-BUILDING MEASURES 1989-90, AND BEYOND.
London Brassey's (UK) 1992 1857530403 / 9781857530407 First English Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
235 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "While the 'traditional' threat of East-West military confrontation appears much reduced, events in Yugoslavia have removed any complacency about the stability of the new Europe unfolding around us. New threats - territorial quarrels, nationalism, and the demise of the Soviet Union as a unitary state - require a radically new approach to European security. The creation of an effective security system will be highly dependent on the trust and co-operation between the former Warsaw Treaty Organisation countries and their new-found NATO allies. As their title suggests, the Vienna Negotiations on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures aimed to do exactly this, by fostering greater openness about military organisation and activity. John Borawski's history of the negotiations provides a detailed analysis of the issues involved, indicating the likely direction of future talks following the watershed March-July 1992 CSCE follow-up meeting in Helsinki, and highlighting their extreme relevance to the problems confronting European policy-makers today. As they continue to seek an alternative to the limited, hardware-based negotiations of the past, 'Security for a New Europe' grows in importance as a source of ideas for problems old and new." Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SECURITY FOR A NEW EUROPE:  THE VIENNA NEGOTIATIONS ON CONFIDENCE- AND SECURITY-BUILDING MEASURES 1989-90, AND BEYOND., Borawski, John.
3 Borawski, John. SECURITY FOR A NEW EUROPE: THE VIENNA NEGOTIATIONS ON CONFIDENCE- AND SECURITY-BUILDING MEASURES 1989-90, AND BEYOND.
London Brassey's (UK) 1992 1857530403 / 9781857530407 First English Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
235 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "While the 'traditional' threat of East-West military confrontation appears much reduced, events in Yugoslavia have removed any complacency about the stability of the new Europe unfolding around us. New threats - territorial quarrels, nationalism, and the demise of the Soviet Union as a unitary state - require a radically new approach to European security. The creation of an effective security system will be highly dependent on the trust and co-operation between the former Warsaw Treaty Organisation countries and their new-found NATO allies. As their title suggests, the Vienna Negotiations on Confidence- and Security-Building Measures aimed to do exactly this, by fostering greater openness about military organisation and activity. John Borawski's history of the negotiations provides a detailed analysis of the issues involved, indicating the likely direction of future talks following the watershed March-July 1992 CSCE follow-up meeting in Helsinki, and highlighting their extreme relevance to the problems confronting European policy-makers today. As they continue to seek an alternative to the limited, hardware-based negotiations of the past, 'Security for a New Europe' grows in importance as a source of ideas for problems old and new." Minor cocking to book. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at bottom of front flap, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ENEMY IS LISTENING.  THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE., Clayton, Aileen.  Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier.
4 Clayton, Aileen. Foreword by Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier. THE ENEMY IS LISTENING. THE STORY OF THE Y SERVICE.
Crecy 1993 0947554289 / 9780947554286 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
381 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, maps. "The story is told by Aileen Clayton who was selected to work with the Y-Service, the branch of the RAF responsible for the interception of enemy communications, at the beginning of the war. Known at the time as 'Mike' Morris, she was the first WAAF to be commissioned as an intelligence officer and was the first to be awarded the MBE for her service in this field. Her account of the development of the Y-Service and its activities in the Battle of Britain, in the Western Desert, the Middle East and the Mediterranean is a major contribution to our knowledge of the intelligence aspects of the Second World War. It is also the dramatic and frequently moving story of a very young woman doing often dangerous and increasingly complex work in what was then very much a man's world, and of a body of talented, devoted and courageous men and women whose work frequently took them into front line conditions, whether they were suffering aerial bombardment on the South Coast of England, or advancing with the tanks in the Western Desert, or taking part in the landings at Salerno and Anzio. Because of the secrecy in which their work was shrouded during the war and for years afterwards their contribution to the Allied war effort has gone largely unrecognised. (This) is finally and above all a tribute by a remarkable woman to a tenacious and gifted band of men and women." A line of very small creases on front free endpaper, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two corner creases on rear flap, rubbing on panels, three timy edge tears. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
5 Cobb, J.H. Preface by Felix Pascalis, M.D. A MANUAL CONTAINING INFORMATION RESPECTING THE GROWTH OF THE MULBERRY TREE, WITH SUITABLE DIRECTIONS FOR THE CULTURE OF SILK. IN THREE PARTS.
Boston Carter, Hendee and Co. 1833 New Edition Hard Cover Good 
98 pp, 7 3/16" H. Brown cloth spine, paper covered boards. Three plates - the frontispiece is a hand-coloured illustration of mulberry leaves, labeled Plate II. Plate I, facing page 45, is a hand-coloured depiction of the life cycle of the silkworm. Plate III, facing page 87, gives diagrams of three silk reels in b&w. Contents: Introduction; Advertisement to this Edition; Preface; Part I: Culture of the Mulberry Tree; Part II: On Rearing Silk Worms; Part III: Reeling and Manufacturing Silk; Appendix: Short Historical Account of the Efforts of Silk Culture in this country; Letter: From Peter S. Du Ponceau to the Hon. Andrew Stevenson, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States. From the title page: "Published by direction of his Excellency Gov. Lincoln, agreeably to a resolve of the Commonwealth." Moderate edge wear, browning and soiling from handling on boards; waviness and browning to edges of text block; browning to endpapers ans illustration pages; waviness to pages, scattered foxing mostly on endpapers. tiny area of color loss on frontispiece illustration - offset on adjacent title page near gutter. Book protected in a stiff clear mylar cover. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
THE TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL, 1819-1965:  A CHRONICLE., Cosbie, W.G.
6 Cosbie, W.G. THE TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL, 1819-1965: A CHRONICLE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1975 0770511848 / 9780770511845 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
373 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "The story of the Toronto General Hospital is intimagely and inseparably associated with the development of the city of Toronto and the support of its citizens. Dr. Crosbie traces the history of the Hospital from its founding in York, through its humble facilities on King Street, to the ornate Victorian structure on Gerrard, and finally to the great institution which today dominates the corner of College Street and University Avenue. Its early services to the victims of the War of 1812 and of the cholera epidemics of the nineteenth century, the problems of financing, the challenges of two world wars, and its relationship with the University and its medical schools are just a few of the factors governing the direction taken by the institution. Throughout this chronicle, the achievements of a distinguished body of medical staff in the fields of medical practice, research, and teaching are described in a context of contribution to the University and the city of Toronto, a well as to the international medical scene." Very small soft crease at top corner of last 50 pages, bottom corner of boards are bumped, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, old tape on inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GAUGUIN AND THE NABIS: PROPHETS OF MODERNISM., Ellridge, Arthur.
7 Ellridge, Arthur. GAUGUIN AND THE NABIS: PROPHETS OF MODERNISM.
Terrail, Paris, 1995. 
223 pp, 4to (11 13/16" H), soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 287939080X 164 colour reproductions. "Gauguin, the leading figure of the Pont-Even group, inspired the Nabis through his influence on the young painter Paul Serusier. In the Breton vill age where they spent the summer of 1888, Serusier, under Gauguin's direction, painted a landscape in pure colours that verged on the abstract. When they returned to Paris and showed the picture to their friends, Maurice Denis, Vallotton, Vuilla r d a nd Bonnard, the effect was so magical that it became known as 'The Talisman'. The painting was at odds with the academic teaching of the time and they saw it as a veritable revelation; hence the name 'Nabis' from 'Nebiim', Hebrew for prophet . ( T hi s book) traces the genesis of this revelation in the context of a survey of the intellectual and artistic climate in Paris at the turn of the century, a period that also embraced Symbolism, Japonism, and the originality of a group of artis ts wh os e c ommon characteristic was the will to apply the modernist ideal in every art form, including poster design, theatre programmes and stage sets." This is a heavy volume which may require extra postage, depending on destination. Interior - very li ght rub line on first few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, small corner crease and soft crease on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
'A NECESSITY AMONG US': THE OWEN SOUND GENERAL AND MARINE HOSPITAL. 1891-1985., Gagan, David.
8 Gagan, David. 'A NECESSITY AMONG US': THE OWEN SOUND GENERAL AND MARINE HOSPITAL. 1891-1985.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1990 0802034624 / 9780802034625 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
161 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, tables, graphs. "Near the end of the nineteenth century the town of Owen Sound, Ontario, opened a charity hospital. Over the next ninety years the General and Marine Hospital underwent a series of changes in direction and purpose, until it was eventually transformed into a major regional health care centre. In charting the history of the hospital, David Gagan reveals much about developments in medicine, health care policy, and social change in Ontario." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, three very small shallow dents on front panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
TAPESTRY OF WAR:  A PRIVATE VIEW OF CANADIANS IN THE GREAT WAR., Gwyn, Sandra.
9 Gwyn, Sandra. TAPESTRY OF WAR: A PRIVATE VIEW OF CANADIANS IN THE GREAT WAR.
Toronto HarperCollins 1992 000215787X / 9780002157872 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
552 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "For some, like the aging man-about-town Agar Adamson, and the promising politician Talbot Papineau, the war was both the climax and the denouement of their careers. For others, like Harold Innis, just off an Ontario farm, the horror of the trenches changed the direction and purpose of their lives. For Vancouver secretary Grace MacPherson, war was a great adventure; for Ottawa socialite Ethel Chadwick, it was a wave that pushed her aside and left her stranded for life. For Max Aitken, better known as Lord Beaverbrook, it was an opportunity to be exploited. For Newfoundlander Owen Steele, it was an heroic duty that ended in a rain of bullets at Beaumont-Hamel. Sandra Gwyn has woven the intimate threads of these lives into a composite portrait that is overwhelming in its power." Minor wrinkle at top of hinges. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Hill, Cherry. ADVANCED ENGLISH EXERCISES. (ARENA POCKET GUIDE SERIES.)
Storey Books, Pownal, Vermont, 1998, first printing. 
Unpaginated, 8" H, soft cover in cerlox binding. ISBN 1580170439 B&w drawings, diagrams. "....features arena maps with patterns of exercises and gaits to help you: Hone lateral work; Master collection; Perfect lead changes; Fine-tune transitions and change of direction." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight deformation to bottom of cerlox binding. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE BOEING 247: THE FIRST MODERN COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE.  THE FLYING CLASSICS SERIES., Holden, Henry M.
11 Holden, Henry M. THE BOEING 247: THE FIRST MODERN COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE. THE FLYING CLASSICS SERIES.
TAB / McGraw-Hill, Blue Ridge Summit, PA, 1991, first edition. 
168 pp, 9 3/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0830635939 B&w photographs, drawings. "The introduction of the Boeing 247 in 1933 is widely regarded as the beginning of modern air transport. With an all-metal, stressed-skin design and a cruising speed of 17 0 miles an hour, the 247 marked the end of the slower, flimsy wood-and-dope frame biplanes used by the military and mail service. Though quickly overshadowed by its competitors, the 247 proved to the American public that commercial air travel c o u l d be both safe and efficient. In fact, this innovative airplane determined the direction of aircraft design for nearly the next two decades. (This books) traces the evolution of the 247, describing the technological and social circumstan c es d ur in g and after World War I that led to its development. You'll find fascinating descriptions of William Boeing's struggle to implement his unique designs, the public's reception of the 247, the aircraft's commercial and military uses, an d the 24 7's ul ti mate impact on aviation." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE BREMEN., Hotson, Fred W.
12 Hotson, Fred W. THE BREMEN.
Toronto CANAV 1988 0921022026 / 9780921022022 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The flight of the German airplane 'Bremen' from Europe to North America in 1928 was one of the milestones of aviation history. No one had flown the Atlantic in that direction and the risks were high - seven people had died in the attempt. When two Germans and an Irishman left Ireland in the 'Bremen' for New York, there were predictions of a similar fate, and when nothing was heard after 40 hours, the newspapers began preparing obituaries for the gallant crew. Suddenly a message was relayed from a remote Canadian radio station: the aircraft had force-landed on an ice-bound island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence - and the race was on to reach the stranded flyers. The 'Bremen' story is an exciting drama of courage, humour and tragedy. All sorts of people found themselves drawn to the event, from the lighthouse keeper and his family, who watched in amazement as the aircraft landed almost at their front door, to presidents and prime ministers. There were the bush pilots who were first to reach the flyers, the mechanics who tried to repair the 'Bremen', ruthless reporters competing for a scoop, and Lindbergh making a mercy flight in an attempt to save the life of pilot Floyd Bennett. Small wonder an enthusiastic journalist of those aviation-mad day called the 'Bremen' episode, 'the greatest news story of all time'." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE BREMEN., Hotson, Fred W.
13 Hotson, Fred W. THE BREMEN.
Toronto CANAV 1988 0921022026 / 9780921022022 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Author
224 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. Signed "Fred W. Hotson" on title page. "The flight of the German airplane 'Bremen' from Europe to North America in 1928 was one of the milestones of aviation history. No one had flown the Atlantic in that direction and the risks were high - seven people had died in the attempt. When two Germans and an Irishman left Ireland in the 'Bremen' for New York, there were predictions of a similar fate, and when nothing was heard after 40 hours, the newspapers began preparing obituaries for the gallant crew. Suddenly a message was relayed from a remote Canadian radio station: the aircraft had force-landed on an ice-bound island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence - and the race was on to reach the stranded flyers. The 'Bremen' story is an exciting drama of courage, humour and tragedy. All sorts of people found themselves drawn to the event, from the lighthouse keeper and his family, who watched in amazement as the aircraft landed almost at their front door, to presidents and prime ministers. There were the bush pilots who were first to reach the flyers, the mechanics who tried to repair the 'Bremen', ruthless reporters competing for a scoop, and Lindbergh making a mercy flight in an attempt to save the life of pilot Floyd Bennett. Small wonder an enthusiastic journalist of those aviation-mad day called the 'Bremen' episode, 'the greatest news story of all time'." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
METEOROLOGY.  PARTS 1-2., I.C.S. Staff.
14 I.C.S. Staff. METEOROLOGY. PARTS 1-2.
Scranton, PA International Textbook Company 1943 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
56 pp + 49 pp (two sections, individually paged), 7 5/8" H. Black simulated leather boards with gold lettering on spine, blindstamped lettering, borders on front board. Marbled endpapers, b&w maps, drawings/diagrams, formulae, tables. Chapter headings - Meteorology, Part 1: Weather Theory; Study of the Atmosphere; Meteorological Elements; Cloud Classification; Sunshine; Atmospheric Conditions; Pressure Gradients; Precipitation and Fog; Forms of Precipitation; Types of Fog; Air in Motion. Meteorology, Part 2: Study of Weather Phenomena; Air Masses and Weather; Air Mass Mechanics; Movement of Fronts; Approach of Cold and Warm Fronts; Circulation of Air Masses; Air-Mass Disturbances; North-American Air Masses; Weather Observing and Recording; Mapping Airways Weather Report. Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
15 Judy, Susan and Judy, Stephen. PUTTING ON A PLAY: A GUIDE TO WRITING AND PRODUCING NEIGHBORHOOD DRAMA.
Charles Scribner, New York, (1982), Ist edition. 
150 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "Drawing on years of experience in conducting writing and theater workshops, (the authors) show you how to discover ideas in your imagination and experience that can be turned into plays. Beginning with warm-ups, the kinds of exercises used by professional actors, and proceeding to improvisation and various kinds of writing and drama, such as adaptations of stories and one-person shows, the Judys guide the beginning playwriter and actor through the staging of a full-length scripted play." Small purple star stamped on rear pastedown, very minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light wrinkles at top/bottom of spine, two small tears/perforations at bottom of front panel - archivally taped. VG/VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HELL'S ANGELS:  TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS., Lavigne, Yves.
16 Lavigne, Yves. HELL'S ANGELS: TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS.
Deneau & Wayne, Toronto, 1987. 
344 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0888791623 B&w photographs, maps. "(A) dark and disturbing look at the original outlaw motorcycle gang - and the changes that have reshaped the old-boy network. The Hell's Angels Moto rcycle Club - the most dominant and most feared of all motorcycles gangs - is trading in its bikes, brotherhood and booze for Jaguars, Wittnauers and business suits. The Hell's Angels are now one of the most powerful underground corporate o r g a n i z a t ions - rivalling even the Mafia. But this new direction has come with no small sparing of blood. Territorial wars and retaliatory violence now dominate club activity as chapters vie for the lucrative profits of drug trafficking and p ro st it ut io n. Prolific murder within the club - and the ever-present threat of death - has taken its toll on club morale and camaraderie. Haunted by fear, some members have sought police protection in return for testimony against fellow Ange ls. T he Hel l's An gel s are changing their image. The days of the long-haired, bearded, tattooed biker astride his Harley-Davidson are numbered. Only the future will tell if these new businessmen will take care of buiness or if their busines s wi ll t ake car e of the m." S light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, finger/handling soiling on free rear endpaper and across front of text block, two tiny foxing marks on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, moderate edge wrink ing, 2" t ear o n rea r hin ge a rch ivally taped, rubbing. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF FORT WILLIAM AND PORT ARTHUR NEWSPAPERS FROM 1875., Macgillivray, George G.  Foreword by R.A. Barford.
17 Macgillivray, George G. Foreword by R.A. Barford. A HISTORY OF FORT WILLIAM AND PORT ARTHUR NEWSPAPERS FROM 1875.
Fort William, Ontario Self-published 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
101 pp, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "It is a truism that wherever and whenever men formed settlements on this continent a newspaper of some kind would soon be born. This is that kind of story for the Twin Cities in Thunder Bay District at the head of Lake Superior. They represent, because of their isolated position in the centre of Canada, not only a typical but almost a classic situation. With no major Canadian market closer than 425 miles in one direction and 1,000 miles in the other, with no airlines or even roads to such markets and with one rail line in its infancy, newspapers in these two pioneer communities existed for many years in a relatively uncomplicated milieu. Commencing in 1875, more than 30 newspapers have been published in Fort William and Port Arthur. They have run all the way from small handwritten newspapers to the large size, well-printed and comprehensive newspapers of our time. Even though today's newspapers differ mightily in appearance and coverage of news from the old-time weeklies, one similarity has persisted through the years - genuine interest in and loyalty to their communities." From the Foreword. very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light browning on spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, light soiling on rear panel, small stain on front panel, several edge tears with old tape repair on inside. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
18 MacKenzie, David. Foreword by Pierre Berton. ARTHUR IRWIN: A BIOGRAPHY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1993 080202632X / 9780802026323 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
323 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "From 1925 to 1950 Arthur Irwin was the driving force behind the success of 'Maclean's Magazine', first as associate editor, then managing editor, and, finally, as editor. He had strong views on what it meant to be Canadian, and under his direction 'Maclean's' was moulded into 'Canada's National Magazine', mirroring the development of Canada as an independent nation in the twentieth century. In the years before the outbreak of the Second World War, he was at the centre of the Maclean company's investigation of defence contracting, or what has become known as the 'Bren Gun Scandal'. In the 1940s Irwin actively sought out writers of talent and potential and gradually added to the magazine's staff many Canadian writers who went on to distinguished careers, including Ralph Allen, Pierre Berton, Blair Fraser, and Scott Young. After leaving 'Maclean's' in 1950, Irwin was appointed film commissioner at the National Film Board, during a time when the board's survival was in doubt because of allegations of espionage and subversion. Irwin was the man called in to deal with the NFB's 'red scare', and, afterwards, he reorganized the board and moved its operations from Ottawa to Montreal. Irwin subsequently went on to a career as a diplomat: he was appointed high commissioner in Australia, and ambassador to Brazil and Mexico. In his last professional position he was publisher of an Victoria newspaper. This book, in describing a man who was profoundly representative of his times, and whose presence in major Canadian institutions was influential, captures the mood of Irwin's period and raises important questions about the roots of present-day Canadian nationalism and cultural identity." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of rear flap-fold, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE DIRECTION OF WAR:  A CRITIQUE OF THE POLITICAL DIRECTION AND HIGH COMMAND IN WAR., McCloughry, E.J. Kingston, Air Vice-Marshal.
19 McCloughry, E.J. Kingston, Air Vice-Marshal. THE DIRECTION OF WAR: A CRITIQUE OF THE POLITICAL DIRECTION AND HIGH COMMAND IN WAR.
Jonathan Cape, London, (1955), Ist edition. 
261 pp, 8vo (8" H). hard cover in dust jacket. "...deals with the development of the High Command of war from the comparative simplicity of a sovereign ruler conducting his own wars of aggression or defence, to the heterogeneity of modern Allied High Commands. It describes the effect of present-day conditions and scientific developments on traditional concepts, notably the more direct and commanding role Political Directors require to take in the conduct of modern war, in the rise of air power and in the new problems created by the invention of greater and infintely more destructive weapons." Previous owner's (a well known Canadian Military Historian) name/date on free front endpaper, and various margin check marks/shortlines with corresponding notes on rear endpapers - all in pencil; small paper clip crease/rust mark at top of free front endpaper and half-title page; minor color fading on top of textblock and at bottom edge of spine, light browning to pages 62/63 due to laid in newspaper clipping, light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has browning, tiny chips/tears at top of spine - light to moderate edge wear, paperclip browning on front flap. Good reading copy 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
HALFHYDE ORDERED SOUTH., McCutchan, Philip.
20 McCutchan, Philip. HALFHYDE ORDERED SOUTH.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1979, first edition. 
220 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297776843 Sixth novel in the "Halfhyde" series. "Lieutenant St Vincent Halfhyde, RN, finds himself once again under the thumb of his old compatriot, the incoherent and blustering Captain Watkiss, on a diplomatic mission to Chile. Under the guise of a steaming party delivering an obsolete battleship, HMS Meridian, to the Chilean government, Watkiss and Halfhyde learn from the Foreign Office official representative that their real pu rpose is to safeguard British interests in South America threatened by aggressive action on the part of the Germans. Before setting out in the old ironclad, news arrives that a British Admiral has been detained in Valparaiso, and that the w i l y V i c e -Admiral von Merkatz is steaming full ahead in that direction. The Meridian hastily leaves port in pursuit, but while she is still in British waters, Detective Inspector Todhunter from the Metropolitan Police is put aboard, and ano th er t as k i s ad de d to Halfhyde's mission: to track down Todhunter's old enemy Sir Russell Savory, top civil servant turned traitor, who has escaped from prison and is suspected of being in league with von Merkatz. Halfhyde is the first to s igh t v on Mer ka tz, s oon af ter coaling at Madeira, and the race to Valparaiso is on." Faint cigarette odor, light wrinkling at top of spine, tiny soiling speck on fore-edge of textblock, minor edge rubbing. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spi ne a nd rear fl ap-f old, light browning at top inside edge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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