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Pinnacle Entertainment, Blacksburg, VA, 1998. 
128 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in b&w. "This book has got everything you'd ever want to know about over 50 kinds of things you'd maybe rather not run into on a moonless night (or at any other time, for that matter). The smartest folks wandering around the Weird West never get far without reading the pages of this well-traveled tome. Other folks, well, we usually don't hear too much from the dead, although these days you never can tell...rules for animal sidekicks, new facts on undead, and dozens of adventure hooks to get the Marshal's mind spinning..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear and rubbing, slight waviness to top/bottom of text block, flat uncreased spine. NF 
Price: 20.00 USD
Toronto CHMH Association 1984 0969169701 / 9780969169703 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
598 pp + index and abbreviations, fold-out family tree (not filled in) at rear, 11 1/4" H. Blue imitation leather boards with gold lettering/border on spine, gold lettering/border/illustration on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w photographs. Contents: Introduction; Media; Business; Government; Professionals (Architects / Engineers / Legal Profession / Medical); Sports; Academia; Community; Artists; Name Index (Alphabetical); Abbreviations; Family Tree Chart; Community Homes for the Mentally Handicapped. Minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
SIR JOHN REITH., Allighan, Garry.  Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Lord Gainford.
3 Allighan, Garry. Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Lord Gainford. SIR JOHN REITH.
London Stanley Paul 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Inscribed By Author
287 pp + publisher's advertising, 8 3/4" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering & banding on spine. B&w photographs, drawing. Inscribed in green ink on front free endpaper: "To my very good friends / Tom & ? Wheeler / Sharers of many happy hours / Garry Allighan". The second name has been inked over at some later date. "Controlling one of the greatest forces in international affairs, the Director-General of the B.B.C. has attained a position of power second only to that of a Prime Minister. He directs a machine that produces mass-education, mass-entertainment, and mass-information for continuous consumption by millions of the peoples of this country and every overseas nation of the Commonwealth. (His life story) is here told in full for the first time, and makes sensational revelations of the career and character of this remarkable, but unknown man. (It) is superimposed on the background of the romance of radio itself, and which clearly shows how, for this man of destiny, the man and his destiny were being developed on parallel lines. Interesting glimpses are given of those who were creating the new science in readiness for the Reith era, and fascinating disclosures are made from inside the B.B.C. itself." Light browning to endpapers, light toning to margins of pages, slight separation between some page gatherings (mostly at photograph pages) but still holding firmly, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, some edge wear to boards, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, browning to edges of text block, some very faint liquid marks on boards, spine is a slightly darker green than boards 
Price: 65.00 USD
London Longmans, Green 1882 Hard Cover Good 
527 pp, 10" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering/decoration, black banding on spine/front board, black endpapers. B&w illustrations (some fold-out). ***Please note: the illustration titled "Drawbridge of the Castle" is missing.*** Section headings: Introduction; Charters; The Castle; Siege of the Town; Religious Houses and Ancient Churches; St. Mary's; Modern Churches; Governing Body of the Borough; Parliamentary History of the Borough; Corporate History; Charities and Public Schools; Markets, Fairs, and Commerce; Harbour and Shipping; Recreations and Amusements; Biography; Folk Lore; Footpaths five miles from Scarborough; Published Works on Scarborough. Some splitting to paper on inside hinges - hinges holding well, scattered tiny foxing marks on pages and illustrations, darkening and tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear to boards - moderate at corners and at top/bottom of spine, a few small areas of discoloration on boards and spine, light rubbing, slight fading to spine color. Book is protected in a stiff mylar jacket 
Price: 130.00 USD
Edmonton, Alberta Executive Sport Publications 1981 0919035094 / 9780919035096 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Photography by Robert Semeniuk. 
144 pp, oblong (8 9/16" H x 10 1/16" D. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "Rodeo is perhaps the world's greatest test of physical endurance and raw heroism. It is the participant, the cowboy, who has excited both young and old for decades. Year in and year out, these men test their strength against the power of animals in such rodeo events as steer wrestling and bronc riding. Sometimes they are rewarded for their efforts by a winning time, but often they receive little more than the appreciative applause of an enthusiastic audience before heading down the road to the next rodeo. What motivates these men to keep up such a grueling schedule? What has kept the tradition alive for so long? Through the combined effort of a gifted writer and an expert photographer, the exciting and entertaining world of the rodeo cowboy comes alive." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor edge wrinkling - crease at bottom edge of rear flap. 
Price: 20.00 USD
A WARTIME LOG., Beltrone, Art and Beltrone, Lee.
6 Beltrone, Art and Beltrone, Lee. A WARTIME LOG.
Charlottesville, Virginia Howell 1994 0943231906 / 9780943231907 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Signed by Authors.
208 pp, 9 3/4" H. Signed on front free endpaper: "Art Beltrone / Lee Beltrone". Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "With watercolors extracted from food can labels and paint brushes made from their own hair, downed World War II American airmen recreated their recollections of combat and experiences as prisoners of war in blank books provided by the Y.M.C.A. With remarkable ingenuity and creativity, prisoners used their Wartime Logs as a mental escape from the physical confinement of German prison camps. Sketches, illustrations, poetry, diary entries - all were recorded in each prisoner's log book. (This book), printed and bound in roughly the size and format of the originals, features artwork and anecdotes from more than a dozen log books kept by U.S. Army Air Force pilots and crewmen held prisoner in German camps during WWII. Adventure, boredom, laughter, horror, and courage fill these pages. (It) provides a unique look into a chapter of history that should never be forgotten and will inspire us all." Minor lean to spine, slight waviness to top/bottom edges of text block. Dust jacket has some light edge wrinkling, light rubbing on panels, three very small dents on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Toronto HarperCollins 2006 0002008122 / 9780002008129 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "When she died in London at the age of ninety, a survivor of one of the most tumultuous epochs in history, Madame Tussaud had travelled far from her inauspicious beginnings in Strasbourg as the daughter of a common soldier and a housekeeper. Moving to Paris as a child, Marie climbed through the ranks of French society as the protegee of charmismatic showman artist Philippe Curtius, and witnessed the French Revolution in all its grisly detail. She survived the Terror and moved to London, where she struggled to find a foothold amidst the desperate competition of showmen from all over Europe. Her touring years were studded with drama and danger, and twice she nearly lost her life and livelihood - first in a shipwreck and then at the hands of a rampaging mob in the Reform riots of 1831. The core of her exhibition was Revolutionary relics given extra potency by her victim survivor status and the famous claims that she was forced to cast the death masks of Marie Antoinette and other members of the royal family, whom she had known personally when employed to teach modelling at Versailles. But did her desire to make a compelling and commercial spectacle of the events unfolding around her extend to moulding her own dramatic story? The story of a business empire sculpted out of the ashes of one of history's most turbulent periods reveal a woman who - in exploiting the human fascination with the rich, the famous and the infamous - was far ahead of her time." Very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
London Angus & Robertson 1982 0207148260 / 9780207148262 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
144 pp, 10 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions of photographs, drawings, advertisements. "The First World War, which claimed the lives of so many men on the battlefields of the Western Front, also profoundly affected the character and everyday life of the nation at home. It was the first 'total war' and the whole country contributed to the war effort. The unrelenting demands of the trenches eventually forced the Government to introduce conscription while, for those left behind, the state intervened more and more in the lives of its citizens. Hardships increased: food and fuel were in very short supply and rationing had to be imposed in 1916. The civilian population was also directly involved in the hostilities with the bombing raids of zeppelins and aeroplanes. But the war did bring some changes for the better. The salaried classes grew, working conditions improved and the war also helped liberate women who replaced men in factories and public services, and joined the armed forces. When the armistice finally came, in November 1918, Lloyd George promised 'a fit country for heroes to live in' - though the reality proved to be less Utopian. The Illustrated London News continued to publish throughout the First World War and was supplemented by The Illustrated War News. These magazines provided a vivid pictorial chronicle of contemporary events and enable us, today, to enter into the spirit of a bygone era. (The author) has written a fascinating and fully-documented account of these momentous years, complemented by over 200 pictures from the original issues." Light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has one tiny edge tear, light foxing at top & bottom inside edges, very light edge wrinkling, a few tiny dents and faint line indentations on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
9 Booth, John, editor. (Geoff Pember, A.G. Dunbar, D.L. Franks, Michael B. Dean, R.A.H. Weight, Peter Hay.) TRAINS ILLUSTRATED 51. JULY-SEPTEMBER 1984. RAILWAY HERITAGE.
Ian Allan, Shepperton, 1984. 
39 pp, 11 3/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps - magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map, colour reproductions. Contents: Vantage-point Preston; The Caledonian Railway's '812' 0-6-0s; Exceptional loads by rail; The 'Lan ky' and its ambitions south of the Humber; English minor railways; High-days and holidays; An engine-fitter apprentice in the 1890s; Period-piece - a round-trip on the 'Silver Jubilee'; A Sussex evening's entertainment. Interior - clean an d t i g h t w ith no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light browning to edges of textblock. Very Good+ 
Price: 9.95 USD
Vancouver University of British Columbia Press 1982 07748016111 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations, tables, maps. "(F)ocuses on the political and administrative history of a highly visible, controversial provincial institution. The book deals with two main themes: the fair's evolution from a small urban exhibit to one of the largest of its type in North America, and the often stormy relationship between the fair directors, residents of the Lower Mainland, city councillors, and members of the provincial government." Contents: Fairs and Exhibitions: An Historical Background; Origins of the Vancouver Exhibition Association, 1907-1910; First Years, 1910-1914; The War Years, 1914-1918; Controversy, Defiance, and Expansion, 1918-1930; Prosperity in Times of Trouble, 1930-1939; The V.E.A. and World War II, 1939-1946; The Pacific National Exhibition: The "New" Fair and the British Empire Games, 1946-1954; Fall from Favour, 1954-1960; Politics of Change, 1960-1973; Vancouver's Fair in Retrospect; Epilogue: 1973-1982; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color, soft creases at top of spine and at top of front panel, minor edge wrinkling elsewhwere. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Oakville, Ontario Self-published 2004 Stapled in Wraps Very Good Karen Stephenson. Inscribed By Author
57 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w drawings. Inscribed facing the title page: "For your entertainment only - Joyce Burnell. Jan. 2005". A collection of stories about hauntings in Oakville, Ontario and the surrounding area. Includes: The Captain and the Mystery Light; Spirit Seen at St. Paul's; Sixteen Mile Creek; Burnhamthorpe Road; The Haunted Statue; The Coachman; Free Spirit Returns to Freestone House; Wallpaper; etc., etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light fading to color of spine, two very small light soiling marks on front cover - tiny mark on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
12 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME:  THE PEOPLE AND THE CITY AT THE HEIGHT OF THE EMPIRE., Carcopino, Jerome.  Edited by Henry T. Rowell.  Translated from the French by E.O. Lorimer.  Introduced by Keith Hopkins.
13 Carcopino, Jerome. Edited by Henry T. Rowell. Translated from the French by E.O. Lorimer. Introduced by Keith Hopkins. DAILY LIFE IN ANCIENT ROME: THE PEOPLE AND THE CITY AT THE HEIGHT OF THE EMPIRE.
London Folio Society 2004 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Richard Shirley Smith, cover design. 
387 pp, 10" H. Map endpapers, colour plates. "This translation was first published in the USA by Yale University Press in 1940 and in Great Britain by G. Routledge & Sons in 1941. For the present edition, references to outdated secondary source material have been omitted and a new essay on further ready by Keith Hopkins has been added." Chaper headings: Part One - The Physical and Moral Background of Roman Life: The Extent and Population of the City; Houses and Streets; Society and Social Classes; Marriage, Woman, and the Family; Education and Religion. Part Two - The Day's Routine: The Morning; Occupations; Shows and Spectacles; Afternoon and Evening. Book is Fine. Slipcase has minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Gas City, IN L-W Book Sales 1992 0895380137 / 9780895380135 Soft Cover Very Good 
190 pp, 11" H, B&w and color photographs. Contents: Introduction; Articles & Song Sheets; Cameras & Opticals; Child Readers & Books; Coloring Books, Arts & Crafts; Comic Books, Trading & Serial Cards; Endorsement Items ; Games, Entertainment & Toys; Jewelry, Coins & Money; Lamps, Nitelights & Furnishings; Miscellaneous; Movie Items, Films & Posters; Records & Record Readers; School Items, Lunch Boxes, Thermos; Utensils, Cups & Plates; Pins & Badges; Occasion Cards; Playsuits, Clot hing, Guns & Holsters. Interior - Christmas gift inscription and date as well as previous owner's small note and signature on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, minor edge wear/wrinkling, small soft corner crease on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
15 Carter, Doris. Cover and interior art by Gerald Palmer. A JERSEY CHILDHOOD.
Self-published, Mont Felard, Jersey, 1990, 3rd edition. 
39 pp, 8 1/4" H, stapled in pictorial wraps. Sepiatone photographs, drawings. The author reminisces about her childhood on Jersey, under the headings: L'Ecole Paroissiale; Our Lane; The Sabbath; Cousin Rachel; Our Daily Bread; Pastimes; Aunt Ann; La Chapelle; Postscript. Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
GUELPH:  TAKE A LOOK AT US!, Coulman, Donald E.
16 Coulman, Donald E. GUELPH: TAKE A LOOK AT US!
Cheltenham, Ontario Boston Mills 1977 0919822940 / 9780919822948 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
Unpaginated, 9 7/8" H. A collection of 213 b&w photographs/drawings with descriptive captions + introduction, chronicling the life of Guelph, Ontario - schools, churches, transportation, sports, police, entertainment, businesses, railway, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE MAN WHO JAPED., Dick, Philip K.  Cover art by Chris Moore.
17 Dick, Philip K. Cover art by Chris Moore. THE MAN WHO JAPED.
Eyre Methuen, London, 1978, first British hard cover edition. 
158 pp, 7 1/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0413392902 "War and famine had been abolished through Morec, Moral Reclamation; peace and prosperity were the rule - they were, in fact, compulsory. Block committees, robot informers and youthful goon squads made sure everyone 'enjoyed' Morec. Allen Purcell, the new director of Entertainment and Propaganda, had always been happy in his world. At least he thought he was until he joined the world-wide hunt for the mad japer who was playing i nsulting pranks on the government. For in the search for the heretical prankster, Purcell found evidence pointing to himself as the culprit. If it was true - how did he do it? and how could he face the full force of an outraged society i f h e w a s d iscovered?" Light browning to pages - moderate at the beginning and at the end of the book, light browning to edges of textblock, very minor dint to top edge of front board, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor edge rubbing. Du s t ja c ke t ha s v ery minor edge wear, minor rubbing, very light edge wrinkling, small crease at top corner of rear flap, areas of surface paper loss at parts of top inside edge - possibly due to insects (does not show through to outside surf ace ). Ver y Goo d- /Ve ry Go od- 
Price: 175.00 USD
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY., Dickens, Charles.
18 Dickens, Charles. NICHOLAS NICKLEBY.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good W.H.C. Groome. 
846 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H). Thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece, decorated title page. **No dustjacket or slipcase.** When his father dies penniless, Nicholas Nickleby must becomes the support of his mother and sister. His avaricious uncle, Ralph, arranges for his employment by Wackford Squeers, headmaster of a boarding school in Yorkshire for unwanted boys. Horrified by the treatment of the children there, Nicholas flees and one of the boys, Smike, begs to go with him. After a period as actors in Vincent Crummles' theatre in Portsmouth, they return to London and meet the charitable brothers Cheeryble who assist them. Romance and tragedy follow as Nicholas meets the love of his life and Smike dies of consumption, after which it is revealed that he was, in fact, Ralph Nickleby's son. Sunday School presentation inscription in elegant calligraphy dated 1931 on rear of frontispiece, crease rear pastedown, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light wear at corners and bottom edge of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
19 Donegan, Rosemary. Introduction by Rick Salutin. SPADINA AVENUE
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1985 0888944721 / 9780888944726 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 11 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Spadina has been the starting point for wave after wave of new Canadian immigrants. Once the main focus for Jewish culture and life in Toronto, the street became a centre of commerce and saw intense political activity during the thirties and forties. Now the Jewish garment factories overlook bustling Chinese sidewalk markets. Greek cafes jostle with delicatessens and Szechuan restaurants. Contemporary art and music thrive amidst this colourful ethnic diversity. Studios and alternative galleries crowd abandoned warehouse space above street level, and all along the street, such classic watering holes as Grossman's, the El Macombo, the Paramount and the Silver Dollar dispense entertainment for tastes that run from black and new wave music to strippers. (This book) presents a collection of photographs and related texts ranging from the years when the street was a tree-lined boulevard, right through to today, when the Queen Street art scene and a rapidly expanding Chinatown are transforming Spadina. Drawing on his own Jewish roots and family history, Rick Salutin provides a very personal introduction that demonstrates how and why Spadina is unique, why it has become so important to those whose lives it has intersected. Organized to reflect and even recreate the Spadina experience, (it) takes the reader up the street starting at the lakeshore and ending at Bloor Street." Very tiny bump at top corner of both boards, small slight bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
LIVING HISTORY.  BRASSEY'S MASTER CLASS., Elliot-Wright, Philipp J.C.  Series editor: Tim Newark.
20 Elliot-Wright, Philipp J.C. Series editor: Tim Newark. LIVING HISTORY. BRASSEY'S MASTER CLASS.
Brassey's, London, 2000, first edition. 
144 pp, 4to (11 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1574882775 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "....the ultimate how-to book. Taking six of the most popular historical periods, (this book) shows how re-enactors and other hist ory enthusiasts can recreate the uniforms, equipment and life-style of past warriors and their comrades, male and female. The six periods are: Roman; Vikings and Saxons; Medieval; English Civil War; Napoleonic and American Civil Wars; Worl d W a r O n e and World War Two. Re-enactment is a growing hobby in Britain, Europe and the United States, with tens of thousands of people recreating the battles and living quarters of past ages. Every aspect of past living is examined, includ in g t he t a ct ic s and organization of armies, the development of medicine and care for the wounded, the role of women in war and peace, the manufacture and craftsmanship of uniforms and weapons. Step by step master classes show how to recreat e u ni for ms and e qui pme nt , establish authentic camps, and interpret all these activities as both education and entertainment for the general public. An extensive directory of re-enactment societies and suppliers in the United States and Euro pe c omp lete s t his ess enti al b ook for all re-enactors, history enthusiasts and history teachers. The author's authoritative text is accompanied by over 150 color photographs illustrating some of the finest re-enactors in the world." Slight wavin ess to ed ges of t extb lock. Dus t ja cket has minor small wrinkle on front panel. This is a new unreard book. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
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