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THE GREENLAND FARERS., Boucher, Alan.  Illustrated by Toni Patten.
1 Boucher, Alan. Illustrated by Toni Patten. THE GREENLAND FARERS.
Constable, London, 1961, first edition. 
182 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. Sequel to "The Path of the Raven". "When Halli Thordarson, compelled to serve the 'Raven' for a year and a day, sets sail with Thorfinn Karlsefni, he hopes - and expects - that he has left behind in Iceland the family blood feud which has led to his exile across the seas. But the 'Raven' has no sooner set sail than it is approached by a small rowing boat and a hooded figure, speared by an arrow, begs refuge from pursuers. A nd even in Greenland, home of Eric the Red, Halli is held by the same restless fate which seems somehow connected with the message foretold in the runes on his sword....(a) first-class adventure story in which the world of the early seafar e r s i s s t r ikingly recreated." Tiny faint scuff to fore-edge of textblock, minor soiling to edges of textblock, minor browning to pages, slight shallow bump to top edge of rear board, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very light browning t o ed ge s o f t ex tb lo ck. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling; browning to spine, flap-folds and some edges; one very small closed tear. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 42.50 USD
 
 
OX BELLS & FIREFLIES: A MEMOIR., Buckler, Ernest.
2 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
 
 
3 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.)
4 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
 
 
THE SMALLER RHODODENDRONS., Cox, Peter A.  Foreword by Professor D.M. Henderson.  Colour illustrations by Margaret Stones and Rosemary Wise.
5 Cox, Peter A. Foreword by Professor D.M. Henderson. Colour illustrations by Margaret Stones and Rosemary Wise. THE SMALLER RHODODENDRONS.
Timber Press, Beaverton, OR, 1985, first American edition. 
271 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0881920142 B&w photographs, maps, drawings, colour illustrations. "The author surveys smaller rhododendrons in their natural habitat, their distribution, ecology and introduction into cultivation, and then moves on to garden cultivation, examining shelter, shade, climate, hardiness and plant associations. The chapter on planting and maintenance covers soil preparation, planting, feeding, pruning, diseases and pests. One of Pete r Cox's strengths is the personal experience he brings to the subject, and this is reflected in a description of the climate and conditions at Glendoik, Perth, where a large percentage of the plants mentioned in the book have been grown with s o m e s u ccess. Personal experience shows also in the detailed species descriptions, the largest part of the book, in which cultivation history, botanical characteristics, and garden value are assessed in great detail. There is of course a cla ss if ic at i on o f the species. Hybrids and hybridization are described more fully than before (the author gives some pointers for future efforts here), and there is an account of propagation techniques. With its list of recommended species and hy bri ds, ga rd ens , n urseries and societies, (this book) offers an immense amount of detailed, up-to-date information, its value enhanced by the practicality readers have come to expect of this author." Small bump at bottom corner of boards a nd a t bo ttom of rea r hi nge, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dints on bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FOURTH ENTRANCE TO HURONIA:  THE HISTORY OF OWEN SOUND., Croft, Melba Morris.
6 Croft, Melba Morris. FOURTH ENTRANCE TO HURONIA: THE HISTORY OF OWEN SOUND.
Owen Sound, Ontario Self-published 1980 0969031521 / 9780969031529 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Signed by Author
352 pp, 11 1/4" H. Dark blue boards with silver lettering on spine, silver lettering/crest on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Signed by author on page 352. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Tread of the Moccasin; The Transition; The chronological history of Owen Sound; Artist Authors, Photographers, Potters; Boat Listings (By the Year); The Political Scene; Ministers & Priests; Bibliography; Glimpse Into the Future (Pictures); General Index. Tiny stain at top edge of front endpapers, slight bump at top corner of boards, bump to bottom corner of both boards and at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny minor scuffs on rear board. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE MEANING OF PUCK: HOW HOCKEY EXPLAINS MODERN CANADA., Dowbiggin, Bruce.
7 Dowbiggin, Bruce. THE MEANING OF PUCK: HOW HOCKEY EXPLAINS MODERN CANADA.
Toronto Key Porter 2008 1554700418 / 9781554700417 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
232 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "In a series of essays that is a road trip across the nation's cultural landscape, (Dowbiggin) shows how the national passion for hockey reflects - or deflects - the issues of globalization, regionalism, anti-Americanism, militarism, violence, racism and greed. Why are Canadians, for instance, such strenuous advocates of pacifism and non-militarism around the world while simultaneously embracing - and promoting - the world's most vicious and violent brand of hockey? As the legion of apologists for Todd Bertuzzi's thuggish play dramatize, it's not the Americans who popularize violence in hockey. It's us. Dowbiggen tries to come to terms with the absurd hero worship of The Great One. Or why Canadians so smugly spoof American ignorance while making a 'cultural' icon of Don Cherry. Is it because in a nation without rules or standards he still stands for something, however distasteful? (The author) conducts an autopsy on the essentially permanent futility of the Toronto Maple Leafs and shows how the team's declining fortunes mirror the shift in power and influence from Ontario to the West, particularly Alberta. As fans outside Ontario chafe at the Toronto-centrism of 'Hockey Night in Canada', they seek a new locus of hockey influence. Dowbiggin explores questions such as: Why the Vancouver Canucks are the new frontier? What do you mean the Montreal Canadiens are owned by an American? Why is hockey such a safe place for characters such as Alan Eagleson, Graham James and David Frost to hide? And why is it so hard to get them out once they've attached themselves to power? Most of all: Why does the sniff of the Canadian jock have such a hypnotic effect on our culture? 'The Meaning of Puck' is a funny, acidic, irreverent, argumentative and often infuriating but always thought-provoking look into the fabric of a nation straining to keep old traditions alive and incorporate new national myths." Dust jacket has very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CURSE NOT HIS CURLS., Ege, Robert J.  Introduction by Lawrence A. Frost.  Illustrations by Lorence Bjorklund.
8 Ege, Robert J. Introduction by Lawrence A. Frost. Illustrations by Lorence Bjorklund. CURSE NOT HIS CURLS.
Old Army Press, (Fort Collins, Colorado, 1974). 
152 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Here is told the complete story of Custer's desperate 'Last Stand' at the Little Big Horn, in words, photos, maps, and the incomparable art of Lorence Bjorklund." Previous owners small stamp on f ront endpapers, a few tiny foxing marks and a tiny ink speck on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small closed tears - one archivally taped, light rubbing a few tiny scuffs. VG+/VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
9 Frost, C. Sydney, Colonel. ONCE A PATRICIA. (MEMOIRS OF A JUNIOR INFANTRY OFFICER IN WORLD WAR II)
Vanwell, St. Catharines, Ontario, [1988]. 
564 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps, reproductions. "...a gripping personal account about the Second World War. From The Royal Military College, Wartime Training Centres, through Sicily and Italy with the Eighth Army, and finally to Holland, Sydney Frost brings together a fascinating and absorbing story. He tells it exactly 'as it was' and we see what it all meant - at the time - to this gallant young officer. With sensitivity and percepton he records the gamut of emotions through courage to sorrow to triumph that became the reality of a fighting soldier's life. And through it all runs the consuming passion for his Regiment (Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry) - his home." Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. Fine/NF 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
JOURNEY THROUGH NEW ENGLAND: A GUIDE.  VOLUMES 1 - 12., Grant Bowden, Mrs.  (Mary Grant Bowden.).  Frank O. Spinney, Hugh Gourley, Perry T. Rathbone, Howard C. Holman, Carl Crossman, Katherine J. Schrader, Susan Wilson, John Wilmerding, Ernest S. Dodge, Sinclair H. Hitchings, Martha G. Fales, et al.
10 Grant Bowden, Mrs. (Mary Grant Bowden.). Frank O. Spinney, Hugh Gourley, Perry T. Rathbone, Howard C. Holman, Carl Crossman, Katherine J. Schrader, Susan Wilson, John Wilmerding, Ernest S. Dodge, Sinclair H. Hitchings, Martha G. Fales, et al. JOURNEY THROUGH NEW ENGLAND: A GUIDE. VOLUMES 1 - 12.
Boston, Massachusetts Mrs. Grant Bowden Soft Cover Very Good Inscribed By Author
12 volumes of "Journey Through New England: A Guide", dating from 1964 to 1975, each approx. 8 1/2" H and containing between 123 to 128 pages. The first volume is inscribed on the page titled "A Welcome": "For Clinton Toms / With every good wish - / Mary G. Bowden." B&w photographs, reproductions, advertisements for local businesses. Articles about local history, architecture, art, artists, antiques, towns & cities, museums, authors, etc., including Early American Silver / Mary Baker Eddy and Her Church / Winslow Homer at Prouts Neck / Monhegan Island / The Clipper Ship / Newburysport Illustrated / The Ship Building Town of Essex / Baking in a Brick Oven / Phillis Wheatly, America's First Black Poetess / Melville Comes to New Bedford / Benedict Arnold and the March to Quebec / Norman Rockwell - Noted Portraitist of America / Portland Glass / Emily Dickinson, Journey into Immortality / The Art of the Colonial Cabinet Maker / The Wreck of the Palatine, A Winter's Tale / Augustus Saint Gaudens and the Cornish Colony / Colonel John Stark and That Unlucky Affair at Bennington, etc., etc. Interiors - Vol 1 has a soft small crease at top corner of last four page leaves, light water stain at top inside edge of rear cover; vol 11 has a very small crease to fore-edge of pages 89 to 94; otherwise all volumes are clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - Vol 1 has water stain at top 1" edge of rear cover, light soiling to rear cover, small areas of faint scuffing and some light toning on spine; vol 2 has light soiling on rear cover; vol 3 has some light rubbing and tiny scuff (last letter missing in 'A Guide') and wrinkling on spine, small price label on front cover; vol 6 has a small price label on front cover; vol 9 has a tiny light stain at top of front hinge; vol 10 has tiny bump to top of rear hinge; vol 12 has minor browning at top /bottom edges of covers; very minor edge wear to some volumes. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION., Hearn, Michael Patrick / Clark, Trinkett / Clark, H. Nichols B.
11 Hearn, Michael Patrick / Clark, Trinkett / Clark, H. Nichols B. MYTH, MAGIC, AND MYSTERY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATION.
Boulder, Colorado Roberts Rinehart Publishers in cooperation with The Chrysler Museum of Art 1996 1570980799 / 9781570980794 Soft Cover Very Good 
242 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. "A stunning achievement, 'Myth, Magic, and Mystery' brings together the work of nearly every prominent children's book illustrator of the twentieth century. Developed for a nationwide, touring exhibition beginning at The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia in June 1996, this book stands alone as a portable encyclopedia of the 'masters' of the genre. Included here are the works of such popular illustrators as N.C. Wyeth, Chris Van Allsburg, Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Edward Gorey, Tomi Ungerer, and others; a special feature of the book is a complete 'alphabet' created from a selection of the classic ABC books by the likes of Richard Scarry and 'Curious George' creator H.A. Rey. (This) will be a volume to be treasured alongside the classics themselves, a book to be sought after for moments of quiet contemplation or recollections of sheer joy." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light rubbing on covers, tiny dent on fore-edge of text block, tiny stain on bottom of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
TALES OF THE AMBER RING., May, Milos.  Translated by Vladimir Varecha.
12 May, Milos. Translated by Vladimir Varecha. TALES OF THE AMBER RING.
London B. Mitchell / Orbis 1985 0856135313 / 9780856135316 First English Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Petr Sis. 
191 pp, 11 1/4" H. Translated from the Czech. Colour and b&w illustrations throughout. "These marvellous tales come from the faraway Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as well as from Finland. They are full of earthy humour as well as heroism and romance. They range from court to farmyard, from heaven to hell. the characters are unusually true to life, even unexpectedly so. God Himself is portrayed as being sometimes grumpy, sometimes angry, and very human. The Devil and his cohorts appear frequently, sometimes tricking men, more often being tricked by them. One intriguing aspect of these stories is the way so many of them lead on to another: just as you think you have reached the end, something new happens, and the protagonist is off again. These are among the most intriguing tales ever set down for children, because they do not end with simple morals or easy solutions. Each story creates a world of its own, one which you are unlikely to have encountered before, or ever to find again." One tiny corner bump, small light scuff across fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, small soiling mark on rear panel, soft crease down rear flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
OUR VILLAGE., Mitford, Mary Russell.  Introduction by Ronald Blythe.  Wood engravings by Joan Hassall.
13 Mitford, Mary Russell. Introduction by Ronald Blythe. Wood engravings by Joan Hassall. OUR VILLAGE.
London Folio Society 1997 Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Joan Hassall, wood engravings. 
423 pp, 8vo (8" H) - quarter blue buckram with paper sides marbled by Anne Muir, endpapers and top edge of textblock dark green, in dark green slipcase. B&w illustrations. "Many of the sketches which form 'Our Village' were first published in various periodicals. They were first published in book form under the title 'Our Village' in five volumes which appeared between 1824 and 1832. This edition is a selection from the five-volume edition." Chapter headings include: Frost and Thaw; The First Primrose; The Cowslip Ball; A Country Cricket Match; The Copse; The Old Gypsy; A Christmas Party; The Two Valentines; A Country Apothecary; Our Maying; The Mole-Catcher; Cottage Names; Going to the Races; The Haymakers, etc., etc. Several small light soiling marks on bottom of text block. Slipcase has minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
EXTRACTS FROM MANUAL OF DRIVING AND MAINTENANCE FOR MECHANICAL VEHICLES (WHEELED) 1937., N/A.
14 N/A. EXTRACTS FROM MANUAL OF DRIVING AND MAINTENANCE FOR MECHANICAL VEHICLES (WHEELED) 1937.
Printed by Edmond Cloutier, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, Ottawa, 1940. 
208 pp, 7 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps with cloth tape spine). B&w diagrams, drawings - fold-out at rear. Chapter headings: General Arrangement of a Mechanically Propelled Vehicle; Driving; Mounted Drill and Vehicle Operation; The Driver' s Tools and Vehicle Equipment; Engine Cooling Systems; Wheels, Tires and Tubes; Maintenance Routine; Minor Repairs and Breakdown Expedients; Training in Driving and Maintenance. Interior - minor browning to pages, small corner crease on fold-out illustration, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft creases - mainly at corners, light edge wear and creases on spine tape - reglued at corners, soiling and darkening to edges of textblock, small stamp mark at top of front cover. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TESTED:  MARSHALL TEST PILOTS AND THEIR AIRCRAFT IN WAR AND PEACE 1919 TO 1999., Pasco, Dennis.
15 Pasco, Dennis. TESTED: MARSHALL TEST PILOTS AND THEIR AIRCRAFT IN WAR AND PEACE 1919 TO 1999.
Grub Street, London, 1999. 
224 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1902304357 B&w plates. "In October 1999, Marshall of Cambridge celebrates its 90th Anniversary. One of Europe's foremost Aviation Companies, Marshall has been a leader in pilot train ing, aircraft design, conversions and repairs for decades. For example, it had trained 600 pilots by September 1939 - vitally increasing the pool for the Battle of Britain - and between '39 and '45 over 20,000 pilots, flying instructors and o b s e r v e rs were trained at Marhsall FT Schools, and over 5,000 aircraft repaired or converted....Dennis Pasco, himself a former test pilot on the Hercules and TriStar, has written the history and compiled and edited the stories of these courageo us m en , so me of whom like Peter May and Brian Wass died carrying out their duty. Here you will find excellent pen portraits by the pilots themselves, revealing fascinating insights and marvellous memories, and detailed specifications of a whol e v ari ety o f a irc raft through the Second World War, the Falklands War and beyond. The book, featuring many previously unpublished photos, will stand as a fitting tribute not only to the test pilots themselves but also to the thousands of curr ent and form er empl oyee s of the Company." Minor rubbing, very minor edge wear, small area of wrinkling at bottom of front panel. Fine/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
POETRY AND PRAGMATISM., Poirier, Richard.
16 Poirier, Richard. POETRY AND PRAGMATISM.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992, first edition. 
228 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0674679903 "(The author) reveals in this book the creative but mostly hidden alliance between American pragmatism and American poetry. He brilliantly traces pragmatism as a philosophical and literary practice grounded in a linguistic skepticism that runs from Emerson and William James to the work of Robert Frost, Gertrude Stein, and Wallace Stevens, and on to the cultural debates of today." Previous owner's name/address on free f r o n t end paper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HART CRANE:  AN ANNOTATED CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY., Schwartz, Joseph.  (Hart Crane.)
17 Schwartz, Joseph. (Hart Crane.) HART CRANE: AN ANNOTATED CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY.
New York David Lewis 1970 912012110 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good - Fritz Kredel, jacket illustration. 
276 pp, 8 7/8" H. "Many distinguished scholars and critics are in substantial agreement that Hart Crane is one of the most important American poets of the first half of the twentieth century, ranking along with T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and Robert Frost. Professor Schwartz has included in his bibliography not only the books and articles exclusively about Crane, but also those which make only brief or passing references to Crane or his work. This is the first annotated critical bibliography of Hart Crane. The appendix is a chronological index of all works about Crane arranged by year of publication. This important bibliographical work should be of great use to student and scholar." Contents: Preface; Hart Crane Chronology; Published Writings of Hart Crane; Bibliography; Biography and Criticism; Addendum; Appendix. 1" dia area of surface paper loss on front pastedown, wrinkling at bottom of spine, light toning to edges of text block, slight toning to colour on spine and at board edges. Dust jacket has light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds, very light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: NEXT STOP, TORONTO!, Shadd, Adrienne (Signed); Cooper, Afua; Frost, Karolyn Smardz (Signed).
18 Shadd, Adrienne (Signed); Cooper, Afua; Frost, Karolyn Smardz (Signed). THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: NEXT STOP, TORONTO!
Natural Heritage / Dundurn, Toronto, 2005, 2nd edition. 
92 pp, 8" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781554884292 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. SIGNED BY TWO OF THE AUTHORS - ADRIENNE SHADD & KAROLYN SMARDZ FROST - ON TITLE PAGE. "A richly illustrated book, (which) examines the urban connection of the clan destine system of secret routes, safe houses and 'conductors'. Not only does it trace the story of the Underground Railroad itself and how people courageously made the trip north to Canada and freedom, but it explores what happened to them af t e r t h ey arrived. And it does so using never-before-published information on the African-Canadian community of Toronto. Based entirely on new research carried out for the experiential theatre show 'The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom !' a t t he R oyal Ontario Museum, this volume offers new insights into the rich heritage of the Black people who made Toronto their home before the Civil War. It portrays life in the city during the nineteenth century from the time of slavery, w hen so me o f T oro nto's white citizens owned slaves, and looks at the world of mid-century Black Torontonians in considerable detail. This exciting new book will be of interest to readers young and old who want to learn more about this unexplor ed c hapt er in Toro nto' s history." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE GREAT AWAKENING IN NOVA SCOTIA, 1760-1791., Stewart, Gordon T., edited with introduction by.
19 Stewart, Gordon T., edited with introduction by. DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE GREAT AWAKENING IN NOVA SCOTIA, 1760-1791.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1982 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
299 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Orange/red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine, top edge gilt. No. 721 of an edition of sixteen hundred and fifty printed for the Champlain Society. B&w frontispiece, map. Contents: Preface; Introduction; Documents - A Return of the Settlers with Their Stock of the Township of Yarmouth, June 1764; Letters from John Winslow to John Hancock, Chignecto, May 12, 1768; The Memorial of the Congregational Church in Cornwallis in the County of Kings County in the Province of Nova Scotia, Cornwallis, November 8, 1769; Bejamin Gerrish and Malachy Salter to the Reverend Mr. Andrew Eliot, Halifax, January 18, 1770; The Records of the Church of Jebogue in Yarmouth, Together with an Historical Account of the First Settlement of Yarmouth by the English - The First Ministering of the Word - The Erection of the First Meetinghouse - The Coming of Mr. Henry Alline and Other Preachers to Yarmouth and the Effects which Followed, etc., (1761-1762); The Rev. Mr. Henry Alline's Life &c. (1741-1784); Index. Two rub lines across bottom of text block, very light bumping to corners. light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGIC CIRCLE: STORIES AND PEOPLE IN POETRY., Untermeyer, Louis, ed.  Illustrated by Beth & Joe Krush.  (Edna St Vincent Millary, Robert Frost, Roy Helton, Elinor Wylie, Robert Service, Alfred Noyes, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Robert Nathan, Emily Dickinson, Carolyn Wells,
20 Untermeyer, Louis, ed. Illustrated by Beth & Joe Krush. (Edna St Vincent Millary, Robert Frost, Roy Helton, Elinor Wylie, Robert Service, Alfred Noyes, Rudyard Kipling, Alfred Tennyson, Walt Whitman, Robert Nathan, Emily Dickinson, Carolyn Wells, THE MAGIC CIRCLE: STORIES AND PEOPLE IN POETRY.
Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1952. 
288 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "With the sure taste and wide range of a master anthologist, (the editor) has made a fresh and exciting collection of the best poetry that will lure the young reader by the story it tells or the character is portrays. More than a hundred poems are grouped under eight general headings: Strange Tales, Gallant Deeds, Unforgettable People, Our American Heritage, Fables, All in Fun, Ballads of the Old Days, and Folk Tales o f O u r T imes. Many old favorites are included as well as more recent verse giving balance and a contemporary flavor to the whole. Edna St. Vincent Millay, Elizabeth Coatsworth, Robert Nathan, Kipling and Browning, Chaucer and Shakespeare, Doro th y P ar ke r , and Ogden Nash are a few of the poets whose work enriches these page. This is not an academic volume. It is a work of love, and the reader will find it a book to keep throught the years, with something for every mood and taste." Mi no r w rin kli ng a t top/bottom of spine, previous owner's name on free front end paper, two tiny corner bumps, light edge wear, very light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling and tiny chips/tears at top /bot tom of spin e an d f lap -folds, fading to spine color - lettering still very legible, light rubbing soiling on rear panel, one small and one tiny tear, a few tiny water marks on inside of spine/rear panel. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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