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BT BARN BOOK.  BOOK NO. 34.
1 BT BARN BOOK. BOOK NO. 34.
Fergus, Ontario Beatty Bros. Limited 1918 Hard Cover Fair 
352 pp, 9 3/4" H. Buff coloured cloth spine with dark brown lettering, paper-covered boards with dark brown and red lettering/borders/illustration on front board, lettering/border on rear board. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings - blue & white floor plans, elevations, Contents: Building the Barn; BT Barn Plans; BT Galvanized Steel Cow Stall; BT Sanitary Steel Pens; BT Water Bowls; BT Tanks; BT Horse Stable Fittings; BT Manure and Feed Carriers; BT Hay Carriers; BT Barn Door Track; BT Railing for Drive, Barn Scraper, and Manger Cleaner; BT Hog Pens and Troughs; Where BT Goods Are Made. Light waviness to pages, a few small scattered foxing and stain marks throughout book, 6" tear archivally taped on page leaf 31/32, light soiling on endpapers, some light insect damage on rear endpaper edges, edges of text block are darkly browned, boards are heavily rubbed and are moderately soiled, small corner bumps, light edge wear. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
JOURNALS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA.  FROM THE 17th JANUARY, 1935 TO THE 5th JULY, 1935, BOTH DAYS INCLUSIVE.  VOLUME LXXIII. SIXTH SESSION OF THE SEVENTEENTH PARLIAMENT OF CANADA.  SESSION 1935.
2 JOURNALS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA. FROM THE 17th JANUARY, 1935 TO THE 5th JULY, 1935, BOTH DAYS INCLUSIVE. VOLUME LXXIII. SIXTH SESSION OF THE SEVENTEENTH PARLIAMENT OF CANADA. SESSION 1935.
Ottawa J.O. Patenaude 1935 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
795 pp, 10" H. Orange cloth with black lettering/banding on spine, black borders on front/rear boards. Contents: Proclamations; Journals of the House of Commons; Index. Very light browning in margins of pages, waviness at top edge of last few page leaves, darkening and a small liquid stain on top of text block, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light browning to spine, some soiling to rear board and light soiling on front board, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top edge of front board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
3 Ackerman, Evelyn. VICTORIAN ARCHITECTURAL SPLENDOR IN A NINETEENTH CENTURY TOY CATALOGUE.
Era Industries, Culver City, California, (1980), Ist printing. 
92 pp, oblong 24 mo. (5 3/4" H x 8 1/2" L), soft cover. A reproduction in b&w of a nineteenth century German toy catalogue. Shows doll houses, stores, fire stations, shops, stables, etc. with accompanying notes. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear/rubbing, light soiling and browning to some areas of covers, spine lightly browned, small bump to bottom corner of front cover - migrates into pages. VG- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
4 Adamson, Anthony, text. Photographs by John Willard - Inscribed. THE GAIETY OF GABLES: ONTARIO'S ARCHITECTURAL FOK ART.
McClelland and Stewart, (Toronto, 1974), Ist edition. 
Unpaginated, small 4to, HC in dust jacket. INSCRIBED BY JOHN WILLARD ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos and drawings. "The story of Ontario's Barge Boards, also called Verge Boards and by the unversed, Gingerbread." A wond erful look at a whimsical architectural decorative form - a type of folk art popular in the second half of the nineteenth century. Page edges browning lightly, a few tiny dints to bottoms of boards. Dust jacket has wrinkling and tiny t e a r s / c h i p s a t top of spine, moderate edgewear/rubbing, light soiling/wrinkling elsewhere. VG/G- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
GREETINGS FROM CANADA:  AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916.  (POST CARDS), Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty.
5 Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty. GREETINGS FROM CANADA: AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916. (POST CARDS)
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1978 0770517218 / 9780770517212 First Edition Soft Cover Good+ 
188 pp, oblong (9" H x 11 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "The period between 1900 and 1916 was the golden age of the picture postcard in Canada; the craftsmanship evident in hand-tinted and lithographed 'postals' was never surpassed , the craze for collecting and sending them never so widespread. (T)hese postcards present an enchantingly candid portrait of Edwardian Canada and its citizens." Chapter headings: Towns and Villages; Fairs and Exhibitions; I Love a Parade; School Days; Fire!; Indians and Esquimaux; Breaking the Sod; A Special Breed; Remembering the Farm; To Market, To Market; Habitant Life; Felling the Timber; Working the Mines; The Klondike; Days of Sail; Harvesting the Sea; Steamboat Round the Bend; The Iron Horse; Bird's-Eye Views; The Big City; The Soft Sell; Golden Summers; Summer Sports; When Woollies Were Worn; Winter Sports; Romance on Wheels; A Woman's Place; A Man's Politics; Unfurl the Flag; Spit and Polish; Riders of the Plains; Novelties; Banish the Bar; Innocent Laughter; The Look of the People. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - edge wear, light rubbing with faint line indentations on rear cover, very small and small corner creases on covers, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
GREETINGS FROM CANADA:  AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916.  (POST CARDS), Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty.
6 Anderson, Allan and Tomlinson, Betty. GREETINGS FROM CANADA: AN ALBUM OF UNIQUE CANADIAN POSTCARDS FROM THE EDWARDIAN ERA 1900-1916. (POST CARDS)
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1978 0770517218 / 9780770517212 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
188 pp, oblong (9" H x 11 1/2" D). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "The period between 1900 and 1916 was the golden age of the picture postcard in Canada; the craftsmanship evident in hand-tinted and lithographed 'postals' was never surpassed , the craze for collecting and sending them never so widespread. (T)hese postcards present an enchantingly candid portrait of Edwardian Canada and its citizens." Chapter headings: Towns and Villages; Fairs and Exhibitions; I Love a Parade; School Days; Fire!; Indians and Esquimaux; Breaking the Sod; A Special Breed; Remembering the Farm; To Market, To Market; Habitant Life; Felling the Timber; Working the Mines; The Klondike; Days of Sail; Harvesting the Sea; Steamboat Round the Bend; The Iron Horse; Bird's-Eye Views; The Big City; The Soft Sell; Golden Summers; Summer Sports; When Woollies Were Worn; Winter Sports; Romance on Wheels; A Woman's Place; A Man's Politics; Unfurl the Flag; Spit and Polish; Riders of the Plains; Novelties; Banish the Bar; Innocent Laughter; The Look of the People. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, two tiny corner creases. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
NASSAGAWEYA: A HISTORY OF CAMPBELLVILLE AND SURROUNDING AREA; ITS LAND AND PEOPLE., Andrews, June R., editor.
7 Andrews, June R., editor. NASSAGAWEYA: A HISTORY OF CAMPBELLVILLE AND SURROUNDING AREA; ITS LAND AND PEOPLE.
Campbellville, Ontario Campbellville Historical Society 1982 0889252637 / 9780889252639 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
337 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H) - pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps. Contents: Preface; General; Nassagaweya (Agriculture / Mills: saw, grist, woollen and Lime kilns / Roads / Municipal Government / Military / Crawford Lake); Farm Histories (Concession 1 / Concession 2 / Concession 3 / Concession 4 / Concession 5 / Concession 6); Campbellville (Campbell Avenue and Campbell Heights / Main Street and Campbellville Estates); Churches (Anglican / Methodist / Presbyterian / Roman Catholic / Campbellville Burying Ground); Education (Schools: School Section #1 / School Section #2 / School Section # 3 / School Section # 6 / School Section #7 / School Section #10); Clubs and Organizations (Agricultural Society / Orange Lodge / Women's Institute / Women's Patriotic Society / Masonic Lodge / Lions Club / Guides, Brownies and Rangers / Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and Venturers / 4-H Agricultural Clubs / 4-H Homemakers / Campbellville Historical Society); Services and Utilities (Medical / Veterinary / Bell Telephone / Fire Insurance / Banking / Postal / Hydro / Bread Delivery / Halton Region Conservation Authority / Museum / North West Halton Voluntary Services / Recycling - SPIN / Fire Sub-Station); Sports (Baseball / Baseball Club Women's Auxiliary / Halton Sportsmen's Association / Tennis Club); Patrons; Miscellaneous Pictures; Maps; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on bottom edge of boards, very minor soiling on edges of text block. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
8 Armitage, Doreen. AROUND THE SOUND: A HISTORY OF HOWE SOUND-WHISTLER.
Harbour, (Madeira Park, BC, 1997). 
240 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. B&w photos. "From Horseshoe Bay to Whistler and the islands and communities of Howe Sound, (this book) traces the area's rich and exciting history. Told in the voices of the people who call the area home, this anecdote-filled book tells of the first peoples, the early European explorers, the bustling gold rush trade, and the newcomers who settled to farm the fertile valley bottoms, log the fir and cedar forests, harvest the ocean's bounty, mine the region's deep veins of copper, and transform the area into the year-round outdoor recreation mecca it is today." Review copy stamp at bottom of half-title page. Very minor edgewear to boards. Dust jacket has very minor edgewear/rubbing, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HAILEYBURY1908-1961: THE STORY OF HAILEYBURY COLLEGE FROM 1908 TO 1942, AND OF HAILEYBURY AND IMPERIAL COLLEGE FROM 1942 TO 1961.  Together with:  HAILEYBURY SINCE ROMAN TIMES: A STUDY OF A SQUARE MILE OF ENGLAND., Ashcroft, R.L.  Additional book By C.M. Matthews.
9 Ashcroft, R.L. Additional book By C.M. Matthews. HAILEYBURY1908-1961: THE STORY OF HAILEYBURY COLLEGE FROM 1908 TO 1942, AND OF HAILEYBURY AND IMPERIAL COLLEGE FROM 1942 TO 1961. Together with: HAILEYBURY SINCE ROMAN TIMES: A STUDY OF A SQUARE MILE OF ENGLAND.
Haileybury Society 1961 Mixed: Hard Cover & Soft Cover Very Good Very Good 
1. Haileybury 1908-1961, 219 pp, hard cover in dust jacket, 8 3/4" H, published 1961 - b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: The Council; The Masters; The Boys (An era of change / Scholarship / Heads of the School / The School Societies / Music / Art / The Combined Cadet Force / Football / Cricket / Minor Games); The Administrative Staff; New Buildings; The Houses; Chapel; Health and Hygiene; At War; The Amalgamation; Old Haileyburians (A General Survey / The Haileybury Society / The Cricket Week / The Football Club / The Guild / The Agra Mission); Miscellanea; Index. 2. Haileybury since Roman Times - 204 pp, soft cover, 8 1/2" H, self-published 1959 - b&w maps, drawings, genealogical tables - fold-out map at rear. Contents: The Place called Haileybury; Before the Norman Conquest; The Hailey of Domesday Book; The Manor in the Middle Ages; Later Goldingtons and its Records; The Manor of Great Amwell; The Manor of Geddings; The Roads round Haileybury; Tudor Farmers at Hailey Bushes; A Century of Owners; Troubled Times; William Cager and Henry Stout; Dimsdales, Stouts and Cowpers; Clarkes and Turtons; Hailey Bury; Transition; The East India College; Conclusion; Appendices (Lords of the Manors / Owners of the Estate / Notes / Sources / Notes on the Illustrations / Maps / Index). 1. small light soiling mark at bottom of page 213, very small corner bump on rear board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wrinkling at rop edge, twor tiny edge tears archivally taped. 2. Interior - fold-out map is very slightly mis-aligned with book, otherwise clean and tght with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small minor wrinkle at fore-edge of a few pages, soft corner crease on rear cover, minor soiling, some toning to spine and front cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Bailey, Hilary. CASSANDRA, PRINCESS OF TROY.
Jonathan Cape, London, (1993), Ist edition. 
325 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Cassandra, having lived quietly on a farm for twenty years, begins to write her reminiscences of the past. It is a "tragic story, taken from one of the oldest and most famous tales ever told - the war between the Greeks and the Trojans. It begins with Helen's flight, with Paris of Troy, from her husband. It tells of how a Greek army crossed the sea to attack Troy and bring back Helen, of the fall of Troy and its terrible aftermath. In this wonderfully vivid historical novel the author imagines Cassandra, the Trojan prophetess, did not die as in the legend, but lived on in hiding for many years. As she begins to write, Cassandra believes she is free to tell her story, but it is not so - there are still secrets to be uncovered and her own tale has not ended...This marvellous and moving novel tells of the eternal forces of human life - about war and its consequences for men and women, about courage, feud(s), revenge and fated love." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Ball, Edward. THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON: A GILDED AGE MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF MOVING PICTURES.
New York Doubleday 2013 0385525753 / 9780385525756 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
447 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he compelling saga of an artistic genius, a ruthless railroad tycoon, and a sordid crime of passion. In frontier California 130 years ago, English immigrant Eadweard Muybridge managed to capture time and play it back on a screen, inventing stop-motion photography and moving pictures, breakthrough technologies that ushered in our age of visual media. Bankrolling his endeavor was tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, who built the west half of the transcontinental railroad and personally drove in the last golden spike. Stanford's particular obsession was whether the four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground all at once, and with Muybridge he found an answer. But personal disaster overshadowed Muybridge's remarkable achievements. A visionary artist, and technically brilliant, he was also a murderer." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE:  A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS.  (VOLUME 4 OF "THE IMMORTAL MEMORY" SERIES.), Barke, James.
12 Barke, James. THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE: A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS. (VOLUME 4 OF "THE IMMORTAL MEMORY" SERIES.)
Collins, London, 1953, 1st edition. 
320 pp, small 8vo (7 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "....gives a vivid picture of Robert Burns at the height of his creative powers, acclaimed as Scotland's national bard and yet bitterly aware of the empty glory of that fame so far as any worth-while improvement in his immediate prospects are concerned. He has left the scene of his brief triumph in the Edinburgh drawing-rooms. He is a farmer again, trying to wrest a living from the grudging soil of Ellisland . . . H e h a s very much on his mind the cares of a wife and family, for whom he is determined to make a home. Through these pages the sterling worth of Jean Armour shines like a star. Bonnie Jean has hitherto had scant justice paid to her by b io gr ap he rs . He re her character is limned with admiration and affection. One understands the strength of the bond between her and Burns, and how it could withstand the devastating impact of Burns's infatuation for Anna Park, the golden-haire d H ebe of th e G lo b e T ave rn in Dumfries....But the story is concerned too with Burns's intellectual development, not only as a poet but as a thinker peculiarly sensitive to the fresh political breezes that are blowing in so strongly from Fra nce. ...T he b ook ends wi th the aba ndonment of the farm and of the life he had known since boyhood, the never-ending struggle with the land; already the shadow of his last tragic years in Dumfies lies darkly across his path...." Four very sma ll in k che ck ma rks on ve rso of dedic ation page, previous owner's name on free front endpaper, one very small corner crease, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of textblock, light fading to color at bottom edge s and on spi ne - s ligh t fadi ng a t t op edg es, bo ok slightly cocked. Dust jacket has small chips/tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, 1" piece missing at bottom of rear panel, two small areas of surface paper loss on rear p anel, l ight ru bbing and so iling - m ainly o n rear panel. Good+/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE CONCEITED LAMB.  LADYBIRD SERIES NO. 497., Barr, Noel.
13 Barr, Noel. THE CONCEITED LAMB. LADYBIRD SERIES NO. 497.
Loughborough Wills & Hepworth 1953 Third Edition Hard Cover Good+ P.B. Hickling. 
Unpaginated, 7" H. Buff paper-covered boards, colour pastedown on front board, black lettering on spine and front board. B&w pictorial endpapers showing pet lamb, pig, cows and horses in farm setting. Text pages alternate with charming colour illustrations of idyllic farm life. A pet lamb teases the working animals on the farm for not having beautiful white coats like he does, ultimately testing their patience. When he finally get his just reward, he is wise enough to laugh along with the others, finding friendship counts for more than looks. Wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine; light edge and corner wear; one very small corner bump; light browning on spine, edges and parts of rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WEED THAT STRINGS THE HANGMAN'S BAG., Bradley, Alan.
14 Bradley, Alan. THE WEED THAT STRINGS THE HANGMAN'S BAG.
Doubleday Canada 2010 0385665849 / 9780385665841 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
348 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Flavia de Luce, a dangerously brilliant eleven-year-old with a passion for chemistry and a genius for solving murders finds herself untangling two deaths - separated by time but linked by the unlikeliest of threads. Flavia thinks that her days of crime-solving in the bucolic English hamlet of Bishop's Lacey are over - and then Rupert Porson has an unfortunate rendezvous with electricity. The beloved puppeteer has had his own strings sizzled, but who'd do such a thing, and why? For Flavia, the questions are intriguing enough to make her put aside her chemistry experiments and schemes for vengeance against her insufferable big sisters. Astride Gladys, her trusty bicycle, Flavia sets out from the de Luce's crumbling family mansion in search of Bishop's Lacey's deadliest secrets. Does the madwoman who lives in Gibbet Wood know more than she's letting one? What of the vicar's odd ministrations to the catatonic woman in the dovecote? Then there's a German pilot obsessed with the Bronte sisters, a reproachful spinster aunt, and even a box of poisoned chocolates. Most troubling of all is Porson's assistant, the charming but erratic Nialla. All clues point toward a suspicious death years earlier and a case the local constables can't solve - without Flavia's help. But in getting so close to who's secretly pulling the strings of this dance of death, has our precocious heroine finally gotten in way over her head?" Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor waviness at top/bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small light stain on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A TERRIBLE TOMBOY., Brazil, Angela.  Illustrated by N. Tension.
15 Brazil, Angela. Illustrated by N. Tension. A TERRIBLE TOMBOY.
Oxford University Press / Humphrey Milford, London, 1924, new edition. 
284 pp, small 8vo (7 9/16" H), hard cover (green cloth with black lettering/decorations on spine and front board, pasted-down oval color illustration on front board) - no dust jacket. 6 color plates by N. Tension. The adventures of the Vaughan chi ldren on their family farm, ending with exciting discovery of a treasure trove! Browning to endpapers, faint to light foxing on preliminary pages, very light browning to pages, a few pages with light stains or finger marks, book is slight l y c r a c k e d in two or three places, soft small bump to top corner of approx. last half of pages, browning and light foxing to edges of textblock, light edge wear - wear at corners, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small faint water ma rk o n f ro nt b oa rd p astedown picture, browning to spine, areas of darkening on boards, minor rubbing/soiling. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LUTYENS AND THE EDWARDIANS: AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT AND HIS CLIENTS., Brown, Jane.
16 Brown, Jane. LUTYENS AND THE EDWARDIANS: AN ENGLISH ARCHITECT AND HIS CLIENTS.
London Viking 1996 0670858714 / 9780670858712 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). "The great architect and his architecture are well known, but what about his patrons, his clients? Who were they? Why did they build? What did they pay for their buildings? From his earliest patrons, a stream of repressed gentlewomen of intelligence and means, through a galaxy of Edwardian heroes and villains, this book tells their stories. Some of them are famous, others unknown, except as Lutyen's clients: here are Herbert Jekyll, Jennie Churchill, J.M. Barrie, Hugh Lane, Victoria Sackville, lords, ladies, Souls, bankers, press barons, politicians, the beau monde of Edwardian England, as well as a schoolteacher who inherited a fortune and a prospering Bradford wool merchant. The complex networking of families and friends threads through the events and settings of Edwardian society, like a richly patterned embroidery. Everything of significance that Lutyens did had its roots in the Edwardian decade - and his clients turn out to be both the triumph and the tragedy of his career. (L)avishly illustrated with the human face of great architecture - sketches, drawings and photographs from family archives all over England." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, slight browning to spine, edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE WAR., Bruce, Jean.
17 Bruce, Jean. AFTER THE WAR.
Don Mills, Ontario Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1982 0889025878 / 9780889025875 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, square large 8vo (9 1/4" H x 9 1/4" D). B&w photographs. "The immigrants who came to Canada in the ten years following the Second World War settled in a booming land with many new jobs to fill. The immigrants' reasons for coming here and their experiences in the new society were as varied as their own backgrounds. First were the war brides, some married after only a few weeks of courtship; there were refugees and displaced persons from e astern Europe and Russia; there were British and Dutch farm families, and thousands of others looking for a fresh start far from battle-scarred Europe. Then in the fifties came the Asians and blacks. Jean Bruce, herself an immigrant, tells through hundreds of in-depth intervies across Canada of these people as they fulfilled their dreams, and dispelled fears while establishing new roots. She has ranged the country in selecting photos from churches, ethnic organizations, private albums, the Public Archives, and diverse libraries and museums. In dealing not only with the immigrant experience, but also with changing attitudes towards immigration within Canadian society, (she) has raised issues which will continue to be important and controversial. But most importantly, she has created a portrait of Canada at a vibrant period in its history, a period which was to change the face of the nation forever." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light browning. 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
OX BELLS & FIREFLIES: A MEMOIR., Buckler, Ernest.
18 Buckler, Ernest. OX BELLS & FIREFLIES: A MEMOIR.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Walter Richards. 
302 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "Oxen were still yoked to sledges and the scythe and the ax and the crosscut saw were common everyday tools when Ernest Buckler grew up on a Nova Scotia farm at the edge of the wilderness. (This book) recalls those days. With sudden stabbing immediacy it brings the reader a bird sound, an odor, acrid or delicious, a remembered vagary of wind or sun, the timbre of a voice, or the true look of the men and women who peopled the Nova Scotia of Mr. Buckler's boyhood. It brings back as well the whole texture of a life that now exists only in our memories of the snowbound world of Whittier and the farm life of our grandfathers' times - a life so deeply rooted in the eleentals of earth and rock, wind and weather, and so closely paced to the rhythm of the seasons, of birth, growth and death, that each change on the face of nature (a blood-red sunset, a frost at dawn, the first pales leaves on a silver birch) is resonant with meaning." Gift inscription and two small stamps on free front endpaper, small bump to top edge of front board, minor rubbing. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, two very small tears and one tiny chip. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Buckler, Ernest. OX BELLS & FIREFLIES: A MEMOIR.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- Walter Richards. 
302 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "Oxen were still yoked to sledges and the scythe and the ax and the crosscut saw were common everyday tools when Ernest Buckler grew up on a Nova Scotia farm at the edge of the wilderness. (This book) recalls those days. With sudden stabbing immediacy it brings the reader a bird sound, an odor, acrid or delicious, a remembered vagary of wind or sun, the timbre of a voice, or the true look of the men and women who peopled the Nova Scotia of Mr. Buckler's boyhood. It brings back as well the whole texture of a life that now exists only in our memories of the snowbound world of Whittier and the farm life of our grandfathers' times - a life so deeply rooted in the eleentals of earth and rock, wind and weather, and so closely paced to the rhythm of the seasons, of birth, growth and death, that each change on the face of nature (a blood-red sunset, a frost at dawn, the first pales leaves on a silver birch) is resonant with meaning." Tiny foxing marks on to and fore-edge of text block, tiny chip in rear pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear and wrinkling with small tears (archivally taped) - mainly at the top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny foxing marks at top of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JANUARY GARDEN / BEHIND DARK SPACES / A WIDER ARC.  THREE INSCRIBED BOOKS + LETTERS AND ADDITIONAL PAPERS., Cane, Melville.  (Melville Henry Cane, 1879-1980.)
20 Cane, Melville. (Melville Henry Cane, 1879-1980.) JANUARY GARDEN / BEHIND DARK SPACES / A WIDER ARC. THREE INSCRIBED BOOKS + LETTERS AND ADDITIONAL PAPERS.
New York Harcourt Brace First Editions. Hard Cover Good Inscribed By Author
A collection of three first edition hard covers in dust jackets, each inscribed by the author, plus additional material. Melville Henry Cane, 1879-1980, was a graduate of Columbia University and partner in the law firm Ernst, Fox & Cane in New York, where he was legal counsel to Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair, Ayn Rand, William, Saroyan, Thomas Wolfe and others. He was also a poet, producing several volumes of verse, writing "Making a Poem" in 1953 and winning the Robert Frost Medal for lifetime achievement in 1971. The books: 1. January Garden, 1926, 70 pp, 8 1/2" H, black cloth spine with white paper title label/black lettering on spine, black paper covered boards, top edge orange, orange endpapers. Inscribed on title page: "For Tommy Atkins / From his old friend, / Melville Cane 4/1/26". Orange dust jacket with black lettering/decoration. 2. Behind Dark Spaces, 1930, 80 pp, 8 1/2" H, bright blue cloth spine with gilt lettering, yellow paper covered boards, yellow endpapers. Inscribed on dedication page: "To G.C. Atkins, / Send your grade A honey to / Melville Cane / 64 Wright St. / Westport, / Conn." Yellow dust jacket with black lettering/decoration. 3. A Wider Arc: Poems, 1947, 186 pp, 8 5/8" H, black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, white endpapers. Inscribed on title page (Cane has crossed out his printed name): "For Tommy / From Melville, / April '47. This volume includes a prose piece, "Making a Poem". Dust jacket has red spine/front panel with white lettering, white rear panel with red lettering. ALSO: 5 letters/notes on Ernst, Fox & Cane letterhead to G.C. Atkins (George Chew "Tommy" Atkins), a fellow Columbia graduate and lawyer who moved to a farm in Ontario, Canada in 1921. 1. Full sheet, holograph, signed "Melville", dated March 31/26. References the "sporty" proposition of exchanging Cane's first book of verse for some of Tommy's apples, commenting on Tommy's giving up of "this unproductive law activity and grow(ing) something worthwhile." In response to an invitation to visit Ontario, Cane says that he happens "to be the only person in America out of jail who hasn't a car." 2. Half sheet, holograph, signed "Melville", dated April 7/26. References the arrival of the apples and the finding of three with soft spots, but continuing "if you find only three poems with soft spots, it'll be a stand-off." 3. Full sheet, typed, signed "Melville Cane", dated April 20th, 1926. Comments favorably on Tommy's idea of raising turkeys, but "do not expect epics from me in exchange." Mentions he has conveyed Tommy's greetings to Harcourt and Brace (Cane was on their board of directors). 4. Full sheet, holograph, signed "Melville", dated 3/9/33. Comments on the university's (Columbia's), and the general, lack of appreciation for poets and mentioning that he is sending "a couple of specimens (of poetry) of different moods." (see below). 5. Half sheet, holograph, signed "Melville', dated 6/25/51. Mentioning the death of a mutual acquaintance and hoping Tommy will visit. The first two pieces in this group have pencil notations at the bottom, probably by Tommy. WITH: a group of four poems. Three are typed on full sheets of paper, each with one correction in pen and one with a pencil quotation from a poem by John Erskine (a mutual friend). "Melville Cane" is typed at the bottom of each of these sheets, but they are NOT signed. The three poems ("Hymn to Night", "Petition" and "Ancient Organ Grinder") were later published in "A Wider Arc". "Hymn to Night" and "Ancient Organ Grider" were included with Cane's letter to Tommy of 3/9/33. The fourth poem, on a 3 1/4" square scrap of paper, is handwritten in ink, with crossings out and smears and refers to honeybees - it was tucked into "Behind Dark Spaces", at the dedication page, where Cane gives Tommy directions on where to send his honey. WITH: Three items relating to Bernard M.L. Ernst, Cane's long-time friend, fellow Columbia graduate and partner in the law firm of Ernst, Fox & Cane. Ernst was also president of the New York Branch of the Society American Magicians and Vice President of the Magicians' Club of London. 1. "an address / by Melville H. Cane / delivered at the funeral of / Bernard M.L. Ernst / at Earl Hall, Columbia / University, November 30, / 1938" - [8] pp (not including covers), stapled, 7 3/4" H. 2. Holograph note in envelope from Roberta Ernst to Mr. Atkins, thanking him for his "kind note' and commenting on Ernst's last days. 3. Typed slip of paper (approx. 2 5/8" H x 8 7/16" W) with a quote from "Quicker Than the Eye" by John Mulholland, mentioning Ernst as "One of the best loved men in magic". 1. January Garden has minor insect damage near fore-edge of front free endpaper and light damage at fore-edge of rear pastedown, some pages have not been opened, small brown stain on pages 6 & 7, very light browning towards edges of pages, some minor creases at fore-edge of some pages, small edge tear archivally taped at fore-edge of page leaf 45/46, light browning to edges of text block, minor rubbing on boards, very small bump at bottom corner of rear board. Dust jacket has edge wear with some small chips and tears, heavy fading to spine colour and less on flap-folds, light water stain on spinesome scattered very light insect damage on surfaces. 2. Behind Dark Spaces has insect damage causing tiny holes ans paper loss at fore-edge of front free endpaper and a little on half-title page, very light browning towards edges of pages, a few scattered very small foxing marks, page leaves 12/13 & 14/15 poorly opened causing tears which are now archivally taped, three board corners are bumped with some migration into pages, very light browning/foxing to edges of text block, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some small and tiny insect damage holes on front flap, light fading and browning to spine and flap-folds colour, two small dents/tears on front hinge, some edge wear with small tears and very small chips, light soiling. 3. A Wider Arc has minor foxing on front inside hinge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at bottom corner of boards, minor edge wear, light toning/foxing to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light browning, light edge wear/wrinkling and one small edge tear, slight fading to spine, some creases on spine, scattered foxing on inside surface, very light rubbing and soiling. All dust jackets are now in a mylar sleeve for further protection. Most of the letters and notes have been folded and have some light edge wrinkles/creases and light edge browning, one letter has staple holes, one letter has pin holes and rust mark. The funeral address has some insect damage at the bottom edge of the rear cover. 
Price: 675.00 USD
 
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