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Cleveland, Ohio Freshwater Press 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Ivan S. Brookes. Inscribed By Author
361 pp, 11 1/4" H. Light gray cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, drawings and maps (some fold-out). Inscribed on half title page: "To Edward L. Skelly / with best wishes / Ivan S. Brookes." Chapter headings: The Port of Quebec; The Island of Orleans and the Beaupre Coast; The North Channel; The Saguenay and Lake St. John; The North Shore from Tadoussac to Pointe Des Monts; Pointe des Monts to Sept Iles; Sept Iles to Anticosti; The South Shore: Gaspe to Matane; Matane to Riviere du Loup; Riviere du Loup to Quebec; Appendices: Wooden ship construction in Quebec - 1797 to 1896; Ship construction at the "Big Davie" yard, 1896 to present; Ship construction at the "Little Davie" yard, 1935 to 1968; Wrecks and Casualties on Anticosti Island, 1690 to present; Arrivals from sea at Quebec, navigation season of 1793. Top edge of page leaf 19/20 is lightly browned and wrinkled due to mis-alignment with text block - manufacturing error, minor shelf soiling on bottom of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
2 Craig, Martha. With contributions by A.W. Peart & W.F.W. Fisher, Geo. E. Fisher, C.C. James, Thomas Hood, David Sinclair, J.J. Barker, W.A. Emory, O.T. Springer, H.H. Hurd, et al. THE GARDEN OF CANADA: BURLINGTON, OAKVILLE AND DISTRICT.
Facsimile Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - 
96 pp, 9 1/4" H. Black cloth with gold lettering on front board. A facsimile reprint of the William Briggs, Toronto, 1902 edition. B&w photographs of farms, fruit picking, residences, churches, businesses, residents, etc.. Contents: The Garden of Canada; Burlington District; Officers of the Burlington Fruit-Growers Association; Burlington Horticultural Association; The Burlington Fruit Experiment Station; "By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them"; Geo. Fisher, Esq.; "Shady Cottage" Dairy and Fruit Farm; "Bonnie Place" Fruit Farm; C.F. Coleman: House and Sign Painter, Paper Hanger, Decorator and Grainer; The Hotel Brant and Annex; Burlington's Up-to-date Planing Mill and Lumber Yard; Burlington Box, Barrel and Basket Works; U.E. Loyalists: The Families Ghent and Davis; Lumber Yard and Planing Mill Owned by Mr. John Kentner; "Maple Lodge", Residence of W. Ghent, Esq.; Greengill Stock Farm; Facts Relating to "The Poplars"; Ontario Orchards; O.T. Springer, Esq., Burlington: Prominent Fruit-Grower; The Traders Bank of Canada; Grey Stone Villa; Clovelly Summer Cottages; Crown Farm; Burlington Plains; Burlington Public Library; Maplehurst, Residence of Godwin Bros.; Mr. William McCabe, LL.B., F.I.A.; Bronte Villa Farms and Orchards; Lakehurst Sanitarium; plus advertisements for properties for sale. Small to medium crease at bottom corner of pages 83 to 94, tiny corner crease on rear board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, spine is very slightly twisted, a few very small rub marks on boards - mainly on rear board. 
Price: 25.00 USD
THE ADAM HORNE ADVENTURES.  3 VOLUME SET.  1. THE BOMBAY MARINES.  2. THE WAR CHEST.  3. CHINA FLYER., Hill, Porter.  Wraparound dust jacket illustrations by Paul Wright.
3 Hill, Porter. Wraparound dust jacket illustrations by Paul Wright. THE ADAM HORNE ADVENTURES. 3 VOLUME SET. 1. THE BOMBAY MARINES. 2. THE WAR CHEST. 3. CHINA FLYER.
Souvenir Press, London, 1985, 1986, 1987, first editions. 
220 pp, 220 pp, 203 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), 3 volumes - hard covers in dust jackets. ISBN 0285626515, 0285627139 & 0285627805. B&w maps. From the dust jacket of 'The Bombay Marines': "Newly returned from a successful assignment to rid the Arabian Se a of pirates, Captain Adam Horne of the frigate 'Eclipse' is summoned to the presence of his commading officer, Commodore Watson, head of the East India Company's private fighting unit, the much derided Bombay Marines. It is 1761, and Pond i c h e r r y , last stronghold of the French in the Indian subcontinent, has just fallen to the British. Now Captain Horne is given a strange and secret mission: to capture the defeated French commander Thomas Lally, from his prison at Fort St. G eo rg e in M ad ra s - or the unit will be disbanded for failure. Due to the deployment of most of the Marines on the east coast of India, Horne's force is seriously undermanned. He is left with only one choice: to take his pick of the motley co lle cti on of th iev es, r ap ists and murderers held in the prisons of Bombay Castle and subject them to intensive training for the most closely guarded campaign of the Seven Years' War. Drawing on a wealth of historical characters and events, and on l itt le-s tudi ed d ocum ent s o f the East India Company's early history, the action moves from sea to land, from the colourful waterfront of Bombay to the sadistic penal colony of Bull Island and the final, cataclysmic denouement within th e wa lls o f Fo rt St . Geo rge. In C apta in A dam Horne Porter Hill has created a character as vivid as Hornblower and Ramage, a man who has rejected the prestige of service in the Royal Navy or the East India Company's Maritime Service for the d ashin g, dar e-dev il lif e of h istor y's fi rst c omman do-style unit, operating amid the exotic dangers of Britain's most coveted oriental territories...." Very slight cigarette odor, minor browning to pages and edges of textblocks of one volume , ligh t brown ing to pages and top of te xtblock s of t wo vol umes, very small bump to top corners of boards of one volume. Dust jackets have minor edge wrinkling - "Bombay Marines" has wrinkling at top of flap-folds and tiny dint on front hing e, mino r browni ng at t op edge s, Very Good/V ery Good + 
Price: 100.00 USD
Sandcastle / Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
140 pp, square soft cover (8" x 8"). ISBN 9781550028089 B&w photograph. Canadian Second World War Spitfire pilot Charley Fox, now in his late eighties, has had a thrilling life, especially on July 17, 1944, in France when he spotted a black staff car, the kind usually employed to drive high-ranking Nazi Germany dignitaries. Already noted for his skill in dive bombing and strafing the enemy, Fox went in to attack the automobile. As it turned out, the car very likely contained famed G e r m a n General Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, and Charley is now considered by many to be the pilot who seriously wounded him. Rommel, who at the time was the Germans' key military commander in France orchestrating the Third Reich's resistance t o th e Al li e s' D-Day invasion, was never the same after that. (The author) focuses on this seminal event in Charley Fox's life and in the conduct of the war, but he also provides fascinating aspects of the period, including profiles of noted Can ad ian a ce Geo rg e 'Buzz' Beurling, famed legless British pilot Douglas Bader, and Great Escape architect Walter Floody, as well as sidebars about Hurricanes, Spitfires, Messerschmitts, Focke-Wulfs, early jets, V-1 rockets, and a whole lot more." I nter ior - clea n a nd tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - small minor corner crease on front cover, very minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
SIEGFRIED SASSOON.  TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES., Sternlicht, Sanford.  (Siegfried Sassoon.)
5 Sternlicht, Sanford. (Siegfried Sassoon.) SIEGFRIED SASSOON. TWAYNE'S ENGLISH AUTHORS SERIES.
Twayne, New York, 1993. 
136 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0805770216 "Born into a privileged family in Kent in 1886, Sassoon spent a largely unremarkable childhood. Upon completing his last year at the distinguished secondary school Marlborough Col lege, a schoolmaster wrote of him: 'shows no particular intelligence or aptitude for any branch of his work; seems unlikely to adopt any special career'. After two years at Cambridge and a few more pursuing gentlemanly pastimes, Sassoon d e c i d e d t o concentrate on his poetry, which remained mediocre. This was to change with his entry into the army, just a few days before Britain entered the (First World War), and the inspiration the horrors of trench warfare provided him. Hi s wa r po em s w er e t o have an immediacy and vibrancy unmatched by any he had written before. In this study, Sanford Sternlicht examines not only this poetry but Sassoon's other literary endeavours, including the widely acclaimed 'The Complete M em oir s of Geo rg e She rs to n', to create the most comprehensive study of him to date. The first book to profit from the publication of the Sassoon diaries in the 1980s, (it) is an authroitative and well-balanced introduction to the life and wor k o f a fa sci nati ng wr iter . It also provides strong evidence against the popular view that Sassoon was a purely Georgian poet, placing his combat poetry squarely in the modernist tradition. Sassoon' copious post-World War I satirical and relig ious poe try is fully ex pli cated a nd evaluated." Fine/Fine 
Price: 17.50 USD
THE LONE RANGER'S NEW DEPUTY., Striker, Fran.  (Based on the famous Lone Ranger Adventures created by Geo. W. Trendle.)
6 Striker, Fran. (Based on the famous Lone Ranger Adventures created by Geo. W. Trendle.) THE LONE RANGER'S NEW DEPUTY.
New York Simon and Schuster 1951 Hard Cover Very Good - Fair Ted Shearer. 
78 pp, 7 3/8" H. Great color illustrations on every page by Ted Shearer. "The moment Jimmy Stevens saw a pair of men's boots under the long skirt of the strange 'old woman' in his father's store, he knew he was on the trail of the escaped outlaw. From then on, things got more and more exciting, as Jimmy rode out on a manhunt with none other than the Lone Ranger himself!" Very light browning to pages, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, small bumps to edges of boards , tiny tear at bottom of spine, light edge wear, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket is complete but worn with small chips/tears/creases/scuffs, tear along front flap fold, minor soiling - all text/illustrations complete - now protected in mylar sleeve. A great piece of nostalgia! 
Price: 25.00 USD

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