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Editions la palette, Montreal, 1987. 
237 pp, 4to (12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 2980106003 B&w and colour illustrations. Bilingual text (French/English). Showcases the work of 52 Quebec artists, giving brief biographies. Francesco Alberti, Gilles Archambault, Leonard Bas que, Andre Bertounesque, Normand Boisvert, Yvette Boulanger, J. Marcel Bourbonnais, Patricia Bourque, Serge Brunoni, Albert Buscio, Christian Deberdt, Littorio Del Signore, John Der, Maurice Domingue, Robert Dupont, Lucie Fournier, Helmut G e r t h , J o s eph Giunta, Francine Gravel, Monique Harvey, Richard Hetu, Vladimir Horik, Normand Hudon, Lise Jourdenais, Louise Kirouac, Pierre Labrecque, Claude Langevin, Michel Lapensee, P. Tex Lecor, Michel Leroux, Douglas Manning, Monique Mer ci er , Pa tr i ck M un eret, Pauline Paquin, Francoise Pascals, Claude Picher, Jacques Poirier, Marcel H. Poirier, Gaston Rebry, Philippe Richard, Alan Richardson, Gilles Seguin, Benoit Simard, Solange St-Pierre, Armand Tatossian, Claude Theberge, Ti bor K . T hom as , L oui s T remblay, Pierrette Trudel, Pierre Turgeon, Mario Verdon. Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very minor wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket has very minor wear at bottom of front panel, mi nor wrin kli ng a t bo tto m of spi ne, very light rubbing, two shallow dints on front hinge. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
E.E. CUMMINGS:  A MISCELLANY., Cummings, E.E.  Edited, with an introduction and notes, by George J. Firmage.  Foreword by the Author.
2 Cummings, E.E. Edited, with an introduction and notes, by George J. Firmage. Foreword by the Author. E.E. CUMMINGS: A MISCELLANY.
New York Argophile Press 1958 First, Limited, Signed Edition. Very Good No Jacket Marion Morehouse, frontispiece photograph. Jean Cocteau, et al. Signed by Author
xi, 241 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H), gray cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, light gray endpapers. Number 4 of the first, limited edition of 75 copies, signed by Cummings. B&w illustrations. "This book consists of a cluster of epigrams, forty-nine essays on various subjects, a poem dispraising dogmata, and several selections from an unfinished play. Taken ensemble, the forty-nine astonish and cheer and enlighten their progenitor. He's astonished that, as nearly as anyone can make out, I wrote them. He's cheered because, while re-reading them, I've encountered a great deal of liveliness and nothing dead. Last but not least; he's enlightened via the realization that, whereas times can merely change, an individual may grow." From the author's Foreword. There is a previous owner's erased pencil signature mark at the top of the free front endpaper (some light thinning to the paper) and a very slight indentation of the signature on the adjacent half-title page; a very small light foxing mark at the top edge of the verso of the frontispiece; light toning to pages; a 5" x 2" very light area of browning (possibly from a newspaper clipping) on page 230 text page and on page 231 blank page; 1/8" tear at bottom of front hinge cloth; light browning to edges of text block, boards and spine; a small light scuff on the fore-edge of the text block; very light edge wear - mostly at corners and at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
3 Gaston, Peter, compiled by. KOREA 1950-1953: PRISONERS OF WAR, THE BRITISH ARMY.
London London Stamp Exchange 1976 0948130903 / 9780948130908 Very Good+ 
28 pp, 8 1/4" H. "This list contains the names of British Army personnel who were reported 'Missing' and, in most cases, their eventual classification. Names of those definitely identified as KIA (i.e. who never became POWs) have in general been withdrawn although there are one or two exceptions in an endeavour to correct the many lists in circulation made from newspaper reports of the period and subject to gross inaccuracy. " Names are listed alphabetically under regiments. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one or two small soft creases on rear cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
TRAFALGAR AND THE SPANISH NAVY., Harbron, John D.  Inscribed by author.
4 Harbron, John D. Inscribed by author. TRAFALGAR AND THE SPANISH NAVY.
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1988. 
178 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED AND DATED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. ISBN 0851774776 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings, colour plates. "Contrary to popular opinion, the defeat of the Armada was not the end of the Spanish Navy as a major maritime power. Indeed it underwent a real renaissance in the eighteenth century, and at the beginning of the Napoleonic Wars was the third largest navy in the world. Its ships were well designed and superbly built, and were officered by brave and dedicated professionals, who were nowhere near as ineffective in combat as often represented. This is the first English language book to look at Spanish naval forces in the century before Trafalgar, an d p r o v i des a long overdue reassessment of the aims and achievements of the service. Following a brief overview of the factors which shaped development and the main maritime events, more detailed chapters cover Spanish warship design and const ru c ti on , an d the much-maligned officer corps, concluding with sections on the battle itself and its significance to Spain....It is illustrated throughout with contemporary plans, paintings and ship models, and will prove stimulating reading for la ym an and s pec ia list alike." Very small bump at bottom of rear hinge area. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
5 Noppen, Luc and Deschenes, Gaston. With Claude Tibault, Jocelyn Saint-Pierre, Maurice Pellerin, Gilles Gallichan, Marc-Andre Bedard, Maurice Belley, Francine Brousseau, Denis Castonguay, Jean-Pierre Labiau, Rene Villeneuve, Helen Ziarko, et al. QUEBEC'S PARLIAMENT BUILDING: WITNESS TO HISTORY.
Quebec Gouvernement du Quebec 1986 2551087864 / 9782551087860 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
204 pp, 12" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, architectural drawings, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Quebec's Parliament Today: the Institution and the Building; The Shaping of Parliamentary Institutions (The Formative Years: the Parliament of Lower Canada / An Impossible Union: Parliament in the Mid 19th Century); Building the House of Parliament ( Choices: a Site, an Architect, Design / Quebec's Construction Project of the Century / Function and Symbolism: Interior Organization and Decoration / Parliament in its New House); The Golden Years: a Work to be Completed (Parliamentary Life in the Golden Years / The Setting / A Panorama of History / An Art Workshop); Of Reform and Restoration (A Monument Reborn / Parliament and the Quiet Revolution); Where the Media Converge (The Library of the National Assembly / The Press Gallery in the Early 20th Century / The 'Journal des debats'); Bibliography; Illustration Credits. One small and one tiny corner crease, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light rubbing, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE GOLDEN SCORPION., Rohmer, Sax.  (Pseud. of Arthur Sarsfield Ward.)
6 Rohmer, Sax. (Pseud. of Arthur Sarsfield Ward.) THE GOLDEN SCORPION.
London Tom Stacey 1972 0854682260 / 9780854682263 Reprint. Very Good Very Good- 
250 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "Stuart was an ordinary London doctor, nothing more. But, having practised medicine in the Far East, he did have a unique knowledge of rare poisons; which was perhaps the reason why he was involved (with strange and mysterious goings on, including warnings of danger coming from the East from a beautiful woman calling herself Mademoiselle Dorian). Now the stranger in his study said: 'Permit me to present myself - Gaston Max, at your service!' The surprises of the night were evidently not over yet. For Stuart was due to perform a post mortem examination on the body of Gaston Max, the French detective, in a few hours time. 'The Golden Scorpion' is a typically bizarre and thrilling mystery from the pen of Sax Rohmer, the creator of Dr. Fu-Manchu." Faint fold at bottom of first few pages, light wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, large corner crease on front flap, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine anf flap-folds, crease along bottom edge of rear pane and flap, browning on inside - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 17.50 USD
THE BIG BOOK FOR BOYS., Strang, Herbert, ed. (Lt.-Colonel A. Lloyd Owen, Tom Talbot, Air Commodore L.E.O. Charlton, Gunby Hadath, J.C. Bristow-Noble, R.M. Lloyd, C. Fox Smtih, Leslie Beresford, Captain G.A. Hope, K. Wallis Coales, Wilfrid Robertson, Lawrence R. Bourne, et
7 Strang, Herbert, ed. (Lt.-Colonel A. Lloyd Owen, Tom Talbot, Air Commodore L.E.O. Charlton, Gunby Hadath, J.C. Bristow-Noble, R.M. Lloyd, C. Fox Smtih, Leslie Beresford, Captain G.A. Hope, K. Wallis Coales, Wilfrid Robertson, Lawrence R. Bourne, et THE BIG BOOK FOR BOYS.
Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press, London / Oxford, 1937. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 7/8" H, approx 1 7/8" wide), pictorial hard cover (boy playing water polo) - no dust jacket. 4 colour plates, numerous b&w illustrations. Contents: The Pathan Syce (Lt.-Colonel A. Lloyd Owen); The Misnomer (drawing) (Tom Talbot); Down in the Desert (Air Commodore L.E.O. Charlton); Justin's Unaccountable Impulses (Gunby Hadath); The Tawnley Marten Hunt (J.C. Bristow-Noble); Building the Cricketer (R.M. Lloyd); The Dream (Claude Flight); The Mantle of Elijah (Leslie B eresford); The Black Mew (Captain G. A. Hope); The Writing on the Wall (K. Wallis Coales); Camp Craft in the African Wilds (Wilfrid Robertson); Pilots, According to the Bo'sun (Lawrence R. Bourne); Scout Shanties - Fire Lighting (J.H.); Fair F i g h t i n g (Fishing) (Commander J.G. Bower); Grimshaw Comes Back (Michael Poole); Nature's Enchanting Puzzle Book (Marcus Woodward); The Secret Range (G. Gaston Vincent); The Ju-ju Man ('Selim'); Donkey Work (L.R. Brighwell). Scattered tiny fo xi ng m ar ks o n the preliminary pages and on a few rear pages, slight browning to pages, browning to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, fading to spine color, book slightly cracked in two places, are as of lig ht dis co loration on rear board, light rubbing and a few tiny scuffs. Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD

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