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1 HISTORICAL TIMES. KINGSTON COLLEGIATE AND VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE. (KCVI)
Kingston, Ontario Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute 1973 Hard Cover Good+ 
128 pp, 11" H. Peacock blue cloth with gilt lettering on front board. Pictorial endpapers, Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. Chapter headings: The History of a School; Epilogue; The Glass of Time: Reminiscences of Dr. E.L. Earl; The Students Association 1925-1973; The Past 80 Years; The K.C.V.I. Times; School Newspapers; Drama; Music; Literary: The Flavour of the Times; Literary: Parody and Humour; The Cadet Corps; Clubs; Sports; 27 June 1973 (Royal Visit); Acknowledgements; In the Cellars of Old K.C.I. Remains of a partially removed label at top of front pastedown, book is cracked at pages 14/15 - pages are holding firmly, slight toning to margins of pages, slight bump to rear board corners, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, a few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, slight darkening to edges of boards, light soiling, small line dent on front hinge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Ansell, Mike, Colonel Sir. Foreword By H.R.H. The Prince Philip. SOLDIER ON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
London Peter Davies 1973 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ Inscribed By Author
180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). **Inscribed on half title page: "G_____ A_____ Best wishes Mike Ansell Oct. 14th 1973". B&w plates. "In June, 1940, when Colonel Mike had just been awarded the D.S.O. and was the youngest Commanding Officer in the Army, disaster struck: he was blinded in a hail of bullets at St Valery. The way he has overcome this handicap, and other more heartbreaking losses, is the inspiring theme of this book. For Colonel Mike has never failed to 'soldier on' in the face of adversities that would have broken lesser men. Whether catching salmon on the Torridge in Devon, creating the beautiful garden at his home near Bideford, planning a new show-jumping course with his specially designed magnetic board, attending St Dunstan's reunions or sitting in his study typing this book, to everything he does Colonel Mike bring his own unique brand of enthusiasm and professionalism - just as he did before the war, when, for example, he organised the famous Trick Ride for his regiment, the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, and show-jumped for England. Chairman of the British Show-Jumping Association and of the British Horse Society for some twenty-five years and now President of the British Equestrian Federation, he has done more than any other single man to make Britain one of the leading equestrian nations in the world, and to stimulate the ever-growing interest in riding as a competitive and leisure sport." Publishers' promotional material laid-in. Scattered tiny foxing marks on top third of both boards and on edges of text bkock, light wear at corners. Dust jacket has bee price-clipped, heavy creases at top corner of rear flap-fold, tiny foxing marks on top inside edge, some light edge wear/wrinkling, small closed tear on front hinge, small repair at top edge - archivally taped. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BRUMAS THE POLAR BEAR CUB., Armistead, Elizabeth.
3 Armistead, Elizabeth. BRUMAS THE POLAR BEAR CUB.
London Britannicus Liber 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Edwin Lansler, photography. 
31 pp, 8 5/8" H. Pictorial front board, red cloth spine. B&w photographs. On November 27th, 1949, the first polar bear cub to be successfully reared in Britain was born at the London Zoo. Originally thought to be male, she was named for her two keepers, Bruce and Sam (reversed). The text of this book describes a series of photographs showing Brumas and her mother, Ivy, exploring their enclosure and 'searching for Brumas' father, Mischa'. Top half of paper on both inside hinges is split - hinges are holding well, light to moderate edge wear - mostly at corners, light fading to spine colour, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, dust soiling at edges of boards and on top of text block, light soiling/rubbing on boards, very small scuff at bottom of front board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
JULIANA:  EVERYBODY'S SISTER., Armour, Elizabeth P.  Signed by author.
4 Armour, Elizabeth P. Signed by author. JULIANA: EVERYBODY'S SISTER.
Elizabeth P. Armour, Oakville, Ontario, 1980. 
320 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919670458 B&w photographs. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. "(The) story of Sister Juliana, for over forty-five years a member of the Community of Sisters of the Church. Sister Julia na was one of those rare individuals who was able to combine a profound interest in her own spiritual development with an active, even aggressive, desire to assist everyone who sought her aid. From the Arctic to the Caribbean, from Anglica n W o m e n ' s groups to jails, Sister Juliana spread the same message of love - love of God and for His creatures. The author has gathered numerous comments and reflections about Sister Juliana from some of the many who were affected by her, du ri n g he r lo ng a nd useful life, and she has combined these with her own memories to produce a warm tribute to a great woman." Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling, three small closed tears archivally taped. Near Fine/Ve ry Go od 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Ashe, David and Burnell, Joyce. OAKVILLE STREET NAMES & LANDMARKS.
London, Ontario Burnell Creighton 2007 0978428803 / 9780978428808 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
168 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w and colour photographs and reproductions. "This collection is based on the life's work of David Ashe, who while employed as a draftsperson with the Town of Oakville compiled a listing of legal survey plans and registry information on the streets of Oakville. Being a researcher at heart, he went further and spent countless hours of his spare time gathering the history behind Oakville's streets. Joyce Burnell has picked a selection of Ashe's street histories and has added several Oakville landmarks - some of which are not longer here. Add to this, interesting archival images - some never before seen - combined with newer colour photographs and you have an intriguing reflection of Oakville's unique history. With close to 100 street name histories and over 40 landmarks featured, these interesting vignettes make for an easy, enjoyable read. This book links Oakville's street names to local, regional, national and international people, places and things. With such a diverse selection and varied inspirations, you may be surprised!" Very small bump at top/bottom of spine, a few very small bumps at bottom edge of front board, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has some light wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and bottom of front flap, tiny tear at bottom of rear hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
6 Attwell, Mabel Lucie. (A.I. Mungeam, Charles Giffiths, Gertrude Munro Higgs, Paddy Smith, Dora Cook, Mary Steer, Margaret Connor.) LUCIE ATTWELL'S BUMPER BOOK OF FUN.
Dean & Son, London, 1973 edition. 
125 pp, 10 1/4" H, hard cover with glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Contents: The Missing Glue Pot; The Toys Are All So Big Today; The Singing Lesson; How to Make "Humpty-Dumpty" Sit on the Wall; I'd Like to be a Policeman; I Wonder Why My Plants Don't Grow; A Painting Page; The Broken Rocking-Chair; We're Building a House; "Oh, Teddy Dear"; All Aboard the Daisy Bell; It's Waggles; The Lost Children; A Painting Page; Flossie the Lamb; The Elf Who had Chilblains; How to Make Annie A p p le; The Plain Princess; A Party Swing Song; Leap Frog; It's Dreadfully Foolish to Put to Sea; The Music Lesson; A Painting Page; The Wishing Well; I Had a Jolly Bubble Pipe; Elizabeth's Happy Morning; When I Take Spot Out; How to Make a Kitch e n M o pp et Man; The Golden Forest; My New Fur Hat! (A Painting Page); The Whistling Kettle; I Wish I Had a Scooter!; The Happy Windmill. Light browning to pages, one tiny corner bump, tiny dint on bottom edge of front board, light wear at top ed ge of re ar board. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NICHOLAS HILLIARD., Auerbach, Erna.
7 Auerbach, Erna. NICHOLAS HILLIARD.
Boston Boston Book & Art Shop 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Nicholas Hilliard. 
352 pp, small 4to (10" H). Over 200 reproductions of Hilliard's work, mainly in b&w. "This is the first full-length monograph to be written on the life and work of Nicholas Hilliard who lived from 1547 to 1619. The first English-born painter to gain the status of an artist recognised by the English court, he was painter, limner, engraver and goldsmith to Queen Elizabeth I and later to James I, and is kown to have also painted portraits in oil, but it is difficult to attribute particular oil portraits to his hand. Hilliard's importance is not limited by his performance as a miniaturist, for the style of his miniatures had a major influence on the general trend of English painting, and dominated the manner of contemporary English portraiture, both life-size and miniature. (He) was equally eminent as a goldsmith and he practised this craft throughout his life. Much new biographical material has been found which establishes Hilliard as a great Elizabethan." Small bump to top corners of boards, minor browning to page edges. Dust jacket is moderately browned - mainly on inside surface, is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly to top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.  MOVIE TIE-IN., Austen, Jane.
8 Austen, Jane. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. MOVIE TIE-IN.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good+ Movie Stills. 
439 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gilt lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in original clear plastic wrapper and burgundy slipcase (stamped 'British Made'). Burgundy endpapers, 6 b&w illustrations including frontispiece - movie stills from the 1940 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production starring Greer Garson, Laurence Olivier, Maureen O'Sullivan, Edmund Gwenn et al. 2" tear at bottom of half-title page archivally taped, very minor wear at top corner of both covers. Slipcase has light to moderate edge wear, crease down rear of left-hand side panel. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
PROVENCE, 1970:  M.F.K. FISHER, JULIA CHILD, JAMES BEARD, AND THE REINVENTION OF AMERICAN TASTE., Barr, Luke.
9 Barr, Luke. PROVENCE, 1970: M.F.K. FISHER, JULIA CHILD, JAMES BEARD, AND THE REINVENTION OF AMERICAN TASTE.
New York Clarkson Potter 2013 0307718344 / 9780307718341 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
309 pp, 8 1/2" H. "In the winter of (1970), more or less coincidentally, six iconic culinary figures, including Julia Child, James Beard, and M.F.K. Fisher, found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate and talked late into the night about the future of food in America, the meaning of taste, and the limits of snobbery. The pioneering food writer M.F.K. Fisher had arrived on an ocean liner, traveling in grand style. The already iconic Julia Child, star of the television show 'The French Chef', was returning to her vacation home, La Pitchoune, wondering just how 'French' she wanted to be. Simone Beck, Child's coauthor of the seminal 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking', was there, too, at her family's estate. James Beard, meanwhile, was working on his most ambitious book, 'American Cookery', while enrolled at a nearby diet clinic. And the reclusive chef Richard Olney, whose first book, 'The French Menu Cookbook', had just been published, was living in Provence and pointing the way to a new kind of culinary bohemianism. Here were America's leading voices in the food world - joined by renowned cookbook editor Judith Jones - all converging in Provence, and yet, incredibly, some were meeting for the first time. Drawing in large part on M.F.K. Fisher's detailed journals and letters, her grandnephew has re-created what is in retrospect a pivotal moment - when the democratization of cooking and taste became part of the national conversation in America. His dramatic retelling of those few weeks in the hills above the Cote d'Azur conjurs conversations and meals, arguments and unspoken rivalries." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, several very small dents on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, patches of very light browning, a few very small light stins on fron panel, faint liquid mark at top 2" of front flap fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633., Bartholomew, J.G.
10 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
226 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "(T)he present volume deals with the countries of Asia, whose history and geography, and whose possibilities great and grave, are alike reflected in the maps and charts that follow. When Queen Elizabeth (I) granted to certain merchants of London a charter that gave them a roving commission to trade in the East Indies, she could not foresee the immense developments that were to rise from that adventurous commerce between east and west. The successive maps of India with their frontier changes mark the gradual advance of an old world toward the new one knit by powerful mutual ties to the Isle of Britain; and recently we have seen what it is to be hoped will open a greater era for those regions, marked by a return to the old captial of Delhi, and a resuming of ancient rites which first gained their symbolism in those lands. But Asia, as Japan has taught us and as China will undoubtedly teach us again, has her own destiny to bear out, apart from our European interests and politics; and it is in that aspect we need to study her on the lines laid down and made clear and positive in this volume. It is not the military records, the charts of mutinies and battle-fields, interesting as they are, which are alone important; but those showing the conditions, physical and climatic, of the country; the dispersion of the tongues, the sites of the old religions, the wealth and tillage of the earth with its fruits, grain and minerals, its rice fields and tea plantations; the prevalance of rain, sun and trade-winds; and the course of the sea-roads that affect its human and industrial life...In this Asian Atlas, of small dimensions as it requires to be to fit its pocket, Irkutsk in the north, 'far Mandalay', the details of the East and West Indies, the route of Marco Polo, coasts like the Carnatic, towns like Lucknow and Cawnpore, Lhasa, 'the Forbidden City' of Tibet, and Matsuye, the old capital of Idzumo, which Lafcadio Hearn describes, all have their record." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinages of Asia from the Earliest Times to the Present Day" by J. Allan, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Asia having an Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, small are of minor color loss on top of text block, very light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, small dplit in paper of front inside hinge, browning to pages 110/111 due to laid in newspaper clipping, slight browning to free endpapers - tiny foxing mark on front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at botom of spine, very tiny white mark on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
11 Bayne-Powell, Rosamond. HOUSEKEEPING IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. (18th CENTURY.)
London John Murray 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
208 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Decorations, furniture, pictures, china, linen, the kitchen, food, drink, entertaining, washing, sanitation, heating, lighting, servants, illness, remedies, handicrafts, money, taxation and household superstitions and customs - all, so to speak, bring grist to the author's mill and the result is a graphic and convincing presentment of life in the period. The 'good old days' may have been enjoyable for those with plenty of money and good health, for the sick and poor much of life must have been horrible, the squalor behind the grandeur, the dirt underneath the cloth of gold - but how gracious and artistic the great houses were." Light stain on page leaf 111/112, five faint line marks on fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light browning on spine and flap-folds, light edge wear, several small and tiny edge chips, several cup ring stains/impressions on front panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SPIRIT OF CANADA.  DOMINION AND PROVINCES 1939.  A SOUVENIR OF WELCOME TO H.M. KING GEORGE VI AND H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH.  WITH ITINERARY SHEET., Beatty, Edward, Sir, foreword.  L.M. Montgomery, Nellie L. McClung, Duncan Campbell Scott, Clara Dennis, Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, Robert Choquette, Katherine Hale, W.T. Allison, Mary Weekes, Robert J.C. Stead, Mrs. George Black, Philip H. Godsell.
12 Beatty, Edward, Sir, foreword. L.M. Montgomery, Nellie L. McClung, Duncan Campbell Scott, Clara Dennis, Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, Robert Choquette, Katherine Hale, W.T. Allison, Mary Weekes, Robert J.C. Stead, Mrs. George Black, Philip H. Godsell. THE SPIRIT OF CANADA. DOMINION AND PROVINCES 1939. A SOUVENIR OF WELCOME TO H.M. KING GEORGE VI AND H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH. WITH ITINERARY SHEET.
Canada Canadian Pacific Railway 1939 Stapled in Wraps Good Charles W. Simpson, R.C.A. 
59 pp, 13 1/8" H. With single sheet (printed on both sides) "The Itinerary of the Royal Visit Across Canada" laid in at front. This souvenir of the King & Queen's visit begins with "Loyal Greetings" and a colour portrait of the royal couple in regalia, both with gilt borders, followed by Contents and Foreword. Each of the following sections have gilt, red, blue and white decorative headpieces and a full page colour reproduction of a government building by Charles W. Simpson, R.C.A. - except Northwest Territories which only has a decorative headpiece. The book ends with a double spread "Map of Canada with Itineary of Royal Tour" and "Biographical Notes on Contributors". The section headings are: Ottawa, by Duncan Campbell Scott; Nova Scotia, by Clara Dennis; Prince Edward Island, by L.M. Montgomery; New Brunswick, by Sir Charles G.D. Roberts; Quebec, by Robert Choquette; Ontario, by Katherine Hale; Manitoba, by W.T. Allison; Saskatchewan, by Mary Weekes; Alberta, by Robert J.C. Stead; British Columbia, by Nellie L. McClung; Yukon, by Mrs. George Black; Northwest Territories, by Philip H. Godsell. Interior - small area of surface paper loss in border of text page on verso of the title page, small corner crease on laid-in itinerary page, light browning/dust soiling on inside edges of covers. Exterior - light browning on spine and front cover, light to moderate soiling on covers - mainly on rear cover, small stains at bottom of front cover, small tears in spine at staples, small edge tears and edge wrinkling on covers. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE SKETCH.  THE ROYAL WEDDING NUMBER.  NOVEMBER 26, 1947., Beauchamp, Antony; Knox, Collie; Baxter, Beverley; Franklyn, Charles A.
13 Beauchamp, Antony; Knox, Collie; Baxter, Beverley; Franklyn, Charles A. THE SKETCH. THE ROYAL WEDDING NUMBER. NOVEMBER 26, 1947.
The Sketch, London, 1947. 
Paging runs 282 - 308, 11 7/8" H, magazine format - stapled in wraps. Profusely illustrated in sepiatone with photographs, drawings, route map. Contents: Princess Elizabeth's Eight Bridesmaids; The Two Royal Pages; The Best Man; Some Selections fr om Princess Elizabeth's Diary; Philip Mountbatten; The Sketch-Book; Processional; The Honeymoon Houses; Clarence House - Their London Home; The Coats-of-Arms of the Newly Married Couple; A Selection from the Wedding Presents; Almost a Para l l e l R o y a l Romance; Bride and Bridesmaids (fashions). Interior - very light wrinkling in gutters of pages, minor wrinkling to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, ve ry l ig ht so ft w ri nk les on covers, tiny closed tear at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
KING GEORGE VI:  A PICTORIAL RECORD OF HIS GREAT LIFE., Beckles, Gordon, introduction.  Tribute by Winston Churchill.  Message to the Nation by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
14 Beckles, Gordon, introduction. Tribute by Winston Churchill. Message to the Nation by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. KING GEORGE VI: A PICTORIAL RECORD OF HIS GREAT LIFE.
London Daily Express / London Express 1952 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
136 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w (and a few colour) photographs. "This volume is a tribute to his late Majesty King George VI, the sailor king who gave of himself unsparingly in the faithful service of his peoples. He lives on in the memories recalled by this book - memories of the fifteen years of his courageous reign, and earlier as the Duke of York. The boy, the young man with an eager heart, the husband and the father. An outstanding biography written and illustrated with sympathy and deep respect that will stir the hearts of the multitudes who loved him." Chapter headings: A Future King is Born; He is Crowned King; The King's Daughter Weds; The Last Years of His Great Life; Last Salute to a Great Monarch. Book is slightly bowed; previous owner's place, date and signature on front free endpaper; very small bump at top corner of approx first 30 pages; small bump at top corner of front board. Dust jacket has several large chips at edges - some with creases and tears, light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, spine colour is faded from purple to grey, 2" tear with old tape on inside, some signs of wrinkling on panels - probably due to light dampness, light browning on inside and on flaps; light rubbing and several small scuffs on panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 Beeshy's , The China Shop. A LITTLE PORTFOLIO ILLUSTRATING SOME OF THE EXCEPTIONAL VALUES IN FINE ENGLISH EARTHENWARE AND ENGLISH BONE CHINA NOW BEING SHOWN BY BEESHY'S, THE CHINA SHOP, RIDGEWAY, ONTARIO.
Ridgeway, Ontario Beeshy's, The China Shop Card covers in wire Binding Very Good - 
48 pp, 9 3/4" H. Orange card covers with black lettering/illustration on front cover. No date, but the text references two patterns introduced in 1937 and there is a printed note on the back cover stating that the Wire-o-binding was patented 1936. B&w photographs of the shop (exterior & interior) and the proprietors, plus b&w (and a few colour) photographs of china (Wedgwood, Royal Doulton, Johnson Bros., Adams, etc.). Short historiesy of the store, the family, the decoration of English china. Pages 12-48 show examples of some of the different patterns carried with descriptions. "The Romance of a Village Shop" is printed on the inside of both covers. Interior - small soft bump to top corner of pages, a few soft wrinkles at some page fore-edges, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small crease at corners of covers, very light edge wrinkling, one tiny edge tear on front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
16 Bergstein, Rachelle. WOMEN FROM THE ANKLE DOWN: THE STORY OF SHOES AND HOW THEY DEFINE US.
New York Harper 2012 0061969613 / 9780061969614 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Nami Matsuo Scott. 
284 pp, 9 1/4" H. Small b&w illustrations. "What is it about a pair of shoes that so enchants women of all ages, demographics, political affiliations, and style tribes? Part social history, part fashion record, part pop-culture celebration, (this book) seeks to answer that question as it unfolds the story of shoes in the twentieth century. The tale begins in the rural village of Bonito, Italy, with a visionary young shoe-maker named Salvatore Ferragamo and ends in New York City with a fictional socialite and trend-setter named Carrie Bradshaw. Along the way it stops in Hollywood, where Judy Garland first slipped on her ruby slippers; New Jersey, where Nancy Sinatra heard something special in a song about boots; and the streets of Manhattan, where a transit-worker strike propelled women to step into cutting-edge athletic shoes. Beginnng with the well-heeled suffragettes in the 1910s, women have fought for greater freedom and mobility, a struggle that exploded in the 1960s with the women's liberation move-ment and culminated in the new millenium with our devotion to personal choice. Featuring interviews with designers, historians, and cultural experts, and a cast of real-life characters, from Marilyn Monroe to Jane Fonda, from Gwen Stefani to Manolo Blahnik, (it) is a lively, compelling look at the evolution of modern woman and the fashion that reflects - and has shaped - their lives." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - also tiny tear at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top of hinges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE.  ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR:  TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND., Betcherman, Lita-Rose.
17 Betcherman, Lita-Rose. COURT LADY AND COUNTRY WIFE. ROYAL PRIVILEGE AND CIVIL WAR: TWO NOBLE SISTERS IN SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND.
Toronto HarperCollins / Phyllis Bruce 2005 0002007894 / 9780002007894 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The lives of two dazzling aristocratic sisters, Lucy and Dorothy Percy, present a perfect window into the world of political unrest and social intrigue of seventeenth-century English society. Their breeding, beauty, and cunning made them among the most influential women of their time. Born during the reign of Elizabeth I, the Percy sisters came to prominence at the court of Charles I. Lucy, the Countess of Carlisle - the 'court lady' - dominated the royal scene thanks to her position at the center of power. Her beauty, captured in magnificent Van Dyck portraits, and her political skill attracted prominent lovers, and her charm and talents as a gossip ensured her inclusion in the Queen's inner circle. Then, her machinations during the Civil WAr led to her imprisonment in the Tower of London. Her sister, Dorothy, Countess of Leicester - the 'country wife' - had twelve surviving children and managed the family estates while her husband traveled abroad or immersed himself in books. As a diplomat's wife, she was brilliant, with a keen eye and special purview of European politics. This early ancestor of Princess Diana's family was also a shrewish wife who bossed her mate for more than thirty-seven years before he rebelled publicly, causing a scandal. (This book) brilliantly depicts the position of upper-class women in seventeenth-century Britain and illuminates a grand and turbulent era." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY.  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Bidwell, Shelford.  Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
18 Bidwell, Shelford. Introduction by Lieut.-General Sir Brian Horrocks. THE ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY. FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1973, first edition. 
115 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850521386 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Music for Regimental Slow March, Trot Past, Gallop Past. "Many people's visual image of the Royal Horse Artillery is probably confined to the dazzling equestrian performances of the King's Troop which annually entrance schoolboys of all ages at the Royal Tournament. How many people pause to wonder why, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, there should be a King's Troop? How many stop to consider why indeed there should have been a separate formation of mounted artillery in the British Army at all? Brigadier Bidwell answers these and most other questions about the Royal Horse Artillery, and as an experienced author, as e d i t o r o f the Royal United Services Institute Journal and an ex-Horse Gunner himself he could hardly be better suited to his task. From their formation in 1793 to the present day the Royal Horse Artillery have had but one objective - to exc e l. Th ey a re in deed a corps d'elite but a corps d'elite whose claim to distinction is based entirely on merit and, as Brigadier Bidwell shows, for nearly two hundred years they have rigidly adhered to their self imposed standard of excellence . He has pa id wor t hy tribute to a body of men whose name will shine forever in the annals of British military history." Very light cigarette odor, very light browning to pages and edges of text block, faint water marks at top/bottom edge of b oa rds - mai nly on rear b oar d. Dust jacket has very light browning, small closed tear at top of rear hinge, very light edge wrinkling, water marks at edges - mainly inside top edge, old price label on front flap. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE RANDOLPH CALDECOTT TREASURY., Billington, Elizabeth T., selected and edited by.  Appreciation by Maurice Sendak.
19 Billington, Elizabeth T., selected and edited by. Appreciation by Maurice Sendak. THE RANDOLPH CALDECOTT TREASURY.
New York Frederick Warne 1978 0723261393 / 9780723261391 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good Randolph Caldecott. 
288 pp, oblong (9 5/8" H x 10 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated in sepiatone and colour. Contents: Production Notes; Preface; Wood-Engraved Picture of Randolph Caldecott; Randolph Caldecott: An Appreciation, by Maurice Sendak; A Quest For Caldecott; The Caldecott Medal; Randolph Caldecott and Edmund Evans: A Partnership of Equals, by Michael Hutchins; Selections from the Work of Randolph Caldecott (Early Sketches / European Sketches / American Sketches / Baron Bruno / Old Christmas at Bracebridge Hall / Selections from Other Books / Selections from Aesop's Fables); Selections from Magazine Articles (The Character of Dogs / Fox Hunting: By a Man in a Round Hat); Other Works; The Picture Books (The House that Jack Built / The Diverting History of John Gilpin / The Milkmaid / Hey Diddle Diddle / Unused Drawings From the Queen of Hearts / Miscellaneous Selections from the Picture Books); List of References; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges, Light stain at bottom of fore-edge of text block, very small soiling mark at bottom of spine, very small red pencil mark on rear endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, irregular shaped price-clip at top of front flap, a 2" tear archivally taped at top of rear flap, small chip at bottom of spine, light soiling marks - mainly on rear panel and bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
20 Bonneycastle, Hilda; Rothwell, Mrs.; Leigh, Edward, Mrs.; Cameron, Elizabeth; Harding, Philip, Rev. ANNUAL REPORT AND TRANSACTION NO. 24 OF THE WOMEN'S CANADIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF TORONTO. 1923-1924.
Toronto Women's Canadian Historical Society of Toronto. 1924 Soft Cover Very Good - 
27 pp, 8 1/8" H, stapled in wraps. 2 b&w illustrations. Contents: Annual Report; President's Address (S. Mickle); Recording Secretary's Report (Hester Settle); Corresponding Secretary's Report (Ethel S. Neilly), 1924; Treasurer's Report (Jean Park s); Notes on the Founding of Christ Church, Campbellford; "Canada in 1834" Recollections of Mrs. Rothwell; Some Incidents in Mrs. Rothwell's Life; Letters to Mrs. Rothwell from Rev. Philip Harding, giving some account of his mission at Apsley, Ont. Interior - soft crease at top corner of text block, tiny dint on first few pages, 1/2" dia area of glue damage (some text missing) on pages 14 & 15 with some very light staining on adjacent pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - crease at top corner of covers, tiny dint on front cover, minor edge wear, minot soiling. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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