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1 Brady, Cyrus Townsend. INDIAN FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS.
New York Doubleday, Page 1909 Good reading copy only. No Jacket Remington, Schreyvogel, Blumenschein and Crawford. 
423 pp, 8 1/4" H. B&w drawings, photographs, maps & plans (including tissue-covered frontispiece) - collated. Contents: Part I. Protecting the Frontier: The Powder River Expedition; The Tragedy of Fort Phil Kearney; The Thirty-Two Against the Three Thousand; Personal Reminisences of Fort Phil Kearney and the Wagon-Box Fight; Forsyth and the Rough Riders of '68; The Journey of the Scouts and the Rescue of Forsyth; A Scout's Story of the Defense of Beecher's Island; Carpenter and His Brunettes. The Fight on Beaver Creek; A Further Discussion of the Beaver Creek Affair; The Battle of the Washita; Carr and Tall Bull at Summit Springs. Part II. The War with the Sioux: With Crook's Advance; Ex-Trooper Towne on the Rosebud Fight; The Grievance of Rain-in-the-Face; The Little Big Horn Campaign; The Last of Custer; One of the Last Men to see Custer Alive; The Personal Story of Rain-in-the-Face; Two Interesting Affairs; The First Success; A Decisive Blow; Miles' Great Campaigning; What They are There for - A Sketch of General Guy V. Henry, A Typical American Soldier. Appendices: Appendix A - Being a Further Discussion of General Custer's Course in the Little Big Horn Campaign; Appendix B - Further Light on the Conduct of Major Reno. Index. A few pages with small light soiling marks or light stains, two pages with small edge tear archivally taped, one page with wrinkling, very light browning to pages, front inside hinge has re-inforcement tape, front free endpaper is missing, spilt paper on inside rear hinge - hinge is holding well, light soiling staining to endpapers, heavy browning to edges of text block/boards and spine - also some staining/soiling, moderate edge wear - 1" piece missing on front hinge. book is protected in a stiff mylar sleev with some rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE OCCIDENTALIA 1931., Brewer, Jack R., editor-In-chief.  W. Sherwood Fox, President's message.
2 Brewer, Jack R., editor-In-chief. W. Sherwood Fox, President's message. THE OCCIDENTALIA 1931.
London University students' Commission, University of Western Ontario 1931 Very Good Clare Bice, frontispiece. 
160 pp, 11 1/4" H. Reddish brown simulated leather covers with embossed title/date/decoration in dull gold. Purple endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings by Clare Bice in purple and white, advertising section at rear. 5 photographs in the "Medicine" section have autographs next to them and the previous owners name (? Currie) is filled in. Small light stain on pages 113, 115 and 116 - does not effect legibility; book is lightly cocked; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; very light edge wear. 
Price: 35.00 USD
A BROTHER FOR HUGH., Coles, Manning.  Dust jacket art by Bip Pares.
3 Coles, Manning. Dust jacket art by Bip Pares. A BROTHER FOR HUGH.
Hodder & Stoughton, Toronto, 1947, first Canadian edition. 
278 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket (original $2.50 price on front flap). "Life for James Hyde, millionaire tanner, was dull and drab up to his fiftieth year but when he changed places with Hugh Selkirk, a gentleman adventurer, thing s began to happen. He encounters the Gatello gang, South American crooks; attempts to avenge a murder and takes part in the recovery of Joachim von Ribbontrop's three millions and a couple of diamond necklaces deposited in an Argentine bank, t h e n s tolen and brought to London. Whimsical Tommy Hambledon, of British Intelligence, enters the case and is assisted by Inspector Bagshott of Scotland Yard. In the merry chase of money and murder they have many hairbreadth escapes and once ag ai n To m my proves his courage and resourcefulness. The bored millionaire of changed identity enjoys every minute of this terrific game of hide and seek with gunmen, hijackers, corpses and such, and so should every Manning Coles fan. Another thr ill in g H am ble don story." One very small corner bump, previous owner's name on free front endpaper, two very small stains on front board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, fading of color at trop of spine (1/4" strip), small label fro m bo okst ore at bot tom of free front endpaper, very light browning to pages, small crease at top corner of pages 241 to 248, darkening to top of text block - light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block with very small light stain on bott om. Dust jack et h as l ight edge wear/wrinkling, several small chips and edge tears, small piece missing from top of spine, light browning, front hinge has been archivally repaired - front panel was detached from spine, now in mylar jacket. Good+ /Goo d- 
Price: 65.00 USD
THE DUKE OF CORNWALL'S LIGHT INFANTRY (THE 32nd AND 46th REGIMENTS OF FOOT).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Goldsmith, R.F.K.  Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
4 Goldsmith, R.F.K. Introduction by Lt.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE DUKE OF CORNWALL'S LIGHT INFANTRY (THE 32nd AND 46th REGIMENTS OF FOOT). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1970, first edition. 
122 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850520363 B&w photographs, reproductions. "In (this volume) we have a regiment that began life as Marines at the time when the Royal Navy first penetrated into the Mediterranean; we have an other regiment, quite separate at that time from the first, taking part as the only complete unit in the otherwise best forgotten foray into the Highlands after Bonny Prince Charlie that ended disastrously at Prestonpans; and we have the crow n i n g g l ory of the defence of the Residency at Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny. This in addition to participation in the American War of Independence, a reminder of which is still worn by all light infantrymen in their cap badge; the Peninsul ar W ar a n d Wa terloo and the wars in the Crimea, in Egypt and in South Africa. The story goes into two world wars and in the exploits here recorded it was west country men who, particularly in the second of them, provided the backbone of the D .C. L.I .'s ba tt al ion s. A regimental history would be a dull affair were it not for the records and diaries that past members have left behind them. The D.C.L.I. is particularly fortunate in its 'other rank' chroniclers and Privates Waterfiel d an d Me tcal fe, Cor por al R yder and Sergeant Philip are a quartet the interest and pungency of whose anecdotes it would be hard to beat...." Includes the music and lyrics for the Regimental March 'One and All' and lyrics for 'Trelawny'. Fain t cig arett e odo r, l ight wri nkli ng at top/bottom of spine, browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chips and tears at top/bottom of spine, moderate browning on spine and flap-folds. Very G ood/Go od+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND:  THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND., Hewer, Howard.  Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald.  Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon.
5 Hewer, Howard. Foreword by Group Captain Kenneth McDonald. Introduction by Flight Lieutenant William H. Dixon. IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND: THE ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURE OF A WIRELESS OPERATOR IN BOMBER COMMAND.
Stoddart, Toronto, 2000. 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077373273X B&w photographs, maps. "In 1940, 19-year-old Howard Hewer dreamed of being the next Billy Bishop, of piloting Spitfires or Hurricanes over Europe. His dream was shattered when he was selected instead for a career as a wireless operator. But his thirst for adventure would certainly be satisfied. He was not to be a pilot, but he would play a vital role in air operations in World War II over Europe and the Mediterrane an. Hewer's life in Bomber Command was never dull, and almost always bittersweet. During training, he fell out of a Fairey Battle, and held on by only one foot high over Lake Erie. In London, he survived a run-in with the infamous 'Piccad i l l y C o m mandos', then dug for victims of an air raid in the rubble of a dance hall. But Hewer found life in the belly of Wellington, or 'Wimpy', bombers the most hazardous of all. He and his crew of 218 and 148 Squadrons flew important nigh t op er at i on s ov er Germany and North Africa, dropping their deadly payloads while dodging enemy flak. All the while, Hewer was busy at the radio controls identifying his Wimpy's position and detecting false codes from Axis operators, who were al way s o n t he pr ow l t o lure unsuspecting Allied bombers into landing on enemy airfields. On perhaps his bravest mission of the war, as a driver for the RAF in North Africa, Hewer drove deep behind enemy lines, where he exchanged fire with I tal ian troo ps. An othe r t ime, in Suez, he became bored while on medical leave, and joined on as a wireless operator on another operation. Soon after takeoff, the plane took flak and crash landed on the desert floor. Hewer was trapped, his le gs c rush ed ag ains t hi s rad io, the e ngines of the plane threatening to explode. At times comical, at others tragic, Howard Hewer's stirring story will leave a lasting imprint on the memory of its readers." Dust jacket has minor rubbing. Nea r Fin e/Nea r Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
Madcap, (London, 1999), Ist printing. 
374 pp, Trade paperback. Cover art by Steve Weston. "Somewhere in outer space aliens are always lurking for the right moment to colonise or destroy Earth. Luckily, there are people with the courage and imagination to recognise these evil invaders and to resist them. In this tense and highly exciting collection of stories, Rosie and her friends realise they have the fight of their lives on their hands when they find they are living next door to aliens, Per Dawson faces the ultimate challenge when he is taken prisoner by invaders from another planet and city kid Josh Randolph finds life in the country is far from dull when he gets caught up in an inter-galactic war." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, tiny crease at top of rear cover, very faint sticker removal mark at top of front cover with some removal of two small areas of the title emblem, spine flat and uncreased. This is a new, unread book. VG 
Price: 18.00 USD
THE STORY OF FITCH LOVELL, 1784-1970., Keevil, Ambrose.
7 Keevil, Ambrose. THE STORY OF FITCH LOVELL, 1784-1970.
Phillimore, (Chichester, 1972), first edition. 
304 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w plates. "Company histories are often as dull and stale as a collection of old annual reports, having been dutifully compiled by a professional author from official records. Rarely is a major company fortunate enough to have an ex-Chairman who, after a lifetime in the business, is both willing and able to put pen to paper and record the events, recount the anecdotes and recall the excitement of its beginnings, its growth and its success. Sir Ambrose Keevil has done just this for the Fitch Lovell Group - company by company, from their beginnings as small family businesses in the 18th and 19th centuries, through to the period of vigorous growth and eventua l merger within his own lifetime. He has provided a highly readable and entertaining account of an important piece of London's commercial history, and of the history of the provisions trade. It is also a vivid and moving human story of the ordinary (and extraordinary) men who built up the several components, now united in the highly successful group of companies that plays such a powerful part in the contemporary food industry." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has old price sticker on front flap, minor edge wear/wrinkling, soiling around edge of laminate. NF/VG- 
Price: 25.00 USD
HALFHYDE GOES TO WAR., McCutchan, Philip.  Dust jacket illustration by Ian Robertson.
8 McCutchan, Philip. Dust jacket illustration by Ian Robertson. HALFHYDE GOES TO WAR.
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1986, first edition. 
163 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297789317 Thirteenth novel in the "Halfhyde" series. "The ill-fated gold bullion brought by St Vincent Halfhyde to South Africa is destined to play a further part in his turbulent career. T he Boer War is dragging into a series of sieges, the British army floudering on unfamiliar terrain against the cunning of the Boer farmers to the point that even the high principles of Britain's General Buller are eroded and the gold used to b r i b e t hose that can bring a speedy end to the seemingly interminable siege of Ladysmith. Halfhyde's RNR commission is activated and, accompanied by the dull but dependable civil servant Mr Bewdley, he is ordered to embark aboard an armoured tr ai n wi th a naval gun crew to escort the gold from Cape Town to Ladysmith; but Boer attacks, unconventional transport and the misery of the extreme climate lead them and their burden into enemy hands. Through interrogation, escape and betray a l, Hal fh yde co m es face to face with single-minded and determined adversaries for whom the lure of gold is so powerful that personal gain overrides any loyalty to the cause of victory. Once back aboard the 'Glen Halladale' as prisoners, Hal fh yde and Be wdle y pl ay a w aiting game until personal considerations influence their actions too, and the fate of the stolen bullion is settled in a sudden and devastating climax at sea." Light browning in margins of pages, light browning to ed ges of te xtbl ock, minor wr ink li ng at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light browning at edges and very light on spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
9 Shackleton, Philip. Signed. THE FURNITURE OF OLD ONTARIO.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, (1973), 1st. edition. 
399 pp, 4to, hard cover in slipcase. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON LIMITATION PAGE. Printed by the Hunter Rose Company on Rolland Primacote Dull and bound in Columbia Bolton Buckram. This is numbered copy 233 out of a limited edition of 250 copies. 600 il lus. including 12 col. plates. "This superb, fully illustrated volume provides an authoritative guide to some of the most interesting furniture made in Ontario from the beginnings of settlement to 1860 ...(describes) nearly 600 pieces of t h e f u r niture of old Ontario. Each item is fully described with careful attention to the woods used, original finish, and outstanding details; and each is accompanied by a photograph..." Chapters cover: Chairs; Sofas and Settees; Bedsteads; Cr ad l es ; Ch ests; Chests of Drawers; Desks and Secretaries; Cupboards; Sideboards; Clocks; Tables; Washstands; Looking-glasses; Misc. furniture. Slicase has light fading to edges and some panels, tiny scuff on each large side panel. Near Fine/ Ver y G oo d- 
Price: 95.00 USD
10 Smith, D.I.B., editor. (Theodore Besterman, Joyce Hemlow, G.E. Bentley, Jr., O.M. Brack, Jr., William J. Howard, Donald Greene.) EDITING EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY TEXTS: PAPERS GIVEN AT THE EDITORIAL CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, OCTOBER 1967.
University of Toronto Press, [Toronto], (1968). 
132 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. This book has been rebound by a binder who worked for the University of Toronto, in a medium brown cloth with gold lettering on the spine and a spatter-effect to the textblock edges. Contents: C ontributors; Introduction; Twenty Thousand Voltaire Letters; Letters and Journals of Fanny Burney: Establishing the Text; William Blake's Protean Text; The Ledgers of William Strahan; Literature in the Law Courts, 1770-1800; No Dull Duty: The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson; Members of the Conference; Index. Minor edge wear to boards. NF 
Price: 17.50 USD

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