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RIDLEY:  THE STORY OF A SCHOOL.  2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE., Beattie, Kim.  With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith  Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop.
1 Beattie, Kim. With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop. RIDLEY: THE STORY OF A SCHOOL. 2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE.
St Catharines, Ontario Ridley College 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
Volume One: 612 pp.- Volume Two's pagination runs 613-1265, 9 1/4" H, black boards with gilt lettering and school crest on front boards, orange spines with black title blocks/gilt lettering. Black endpapers with illustration by Edward Goodall. B&w photographs, reproductions. A history of Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario. Light rubbing and soiling on boards and spines. Volume One has minor discoloration at top corner of front board. Volume Two has faint foxing marks on front board, one slight corner bump. Slipcase has moderate wear and rubbing, one top rear corner is bumped. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
A LOVER MORE CONDOLING., Clarkson, Adrienne.
2 Clarkson, Adrienne. A LOVER MORE CONDOLING.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1968, first edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. First novel by Ms Clarkson who went on to be a popular Canadian Governor-General. "The problem Sara Rainer has refused to face all her life is that other people maintain she has a problem. Her hu sband died many years ago during the Normandy invasion, and her friends reason it's high time she either married again or, now that she's holidaying in France, took a lover. Poor widow! Her friend Diane, for instance, knows all the ropes a n d w a n t s to help. So does her sister Anne. As for the males, Raoul is out of the question. Henri is old, and cultured. Walker is her brother-in-law. Amory? It never occured to her. Guy? He tries too hard. The list isn't endless. M ea nw hi l e, S ar a Ra iner has to contend with the bewildering social life of Paris and the quiet life at Lormes-Sur-Oise. The Canadian widow, who doesn't feel like a widow, has to get used to visiting sumptuous chateaux and repairing ancient ch urc hes . Th en the re is an amateur production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to stage, during which, unexpectedly, the power fails...." Small reaminder stamp on free front endpaper, previous owner's name on front pastedown, light browning to pa ges, bro wn ing to edg es of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket light wear/creases at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, tiny chip at bottom of rear hinge, two small foxing marks on inside sur face, ligh t b rown ing at to p o f f laps. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ELIZABETH POSTUMA SIMCOE 1762-1850:  A BIOGRAPHY.   (POSTHUMA.), Fryer, Mary Beacock.
3 Fryer, Mary Beacock. ELIZABETH POSTUMA SIMCOE 1762-1850: A BIOGRAPHY. (POSTHUMA.)
Dundurn Press, Toronto, 1989. 
276 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1550020641 B&w and colour plates, maps. "Elizabeth Poshuma Simcoe was a remarkable woman. Raised in a wealthy and genteel English family, as a young wife, she accompanied her husband, the career soldier John Graves Simcoe, on his posting as the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada - then a sparsely populated backwoods outpost of the empire. She embraced with enthusiasm this chance for adventure and her diaries and her plentiful sketches reflect thi s joy of discovery in this 'new land'. The Simcoes returned to England in 1796 to await further imperial postings. John Graves Simcoe died in 1806 and his widow lived on to 1850 as a wealthy English countrywoman. While her popular Canadi a n d i a r i e s remain a valuable source for this intriguing biography, other materials exist that have rarely been looked at over the decades. Of considerable interest are the hundreds of letters Elizabeth's best friend, Mary Anne Bruges, sent to C a na da , an d hu ndreds of Elizabeth's own letters have survived, as well as those of her daughters and sons. From these neglected sources emerges the story of an energetic, involved woman. Her life divides into two phases. As the wife of Joh n G ra ves Si mc oe, E liz abeth is a sensible lady of the Age of Reason, pursuing the picturesque with sketch book and water colours. Following Simcoe's death, her long life as a widow finds meaning in fostering the well-being of her church. " I nter ior - m inor br owni ng in m argins of pages, very faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edges of textblock and covers, small soft corner crease on front cove r. V ery G ood 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
'A NECESSITY AMONG US': THE OWEN SOUND GENERAL AND MARINE HOSPITAL. 1891-1985., Gagan, David.
4 Gagan, David. 'A NECESSITY AMONG US': THE OWEN SOUND GENERAL AND MARINE HOSPITAL. 1891-1985.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1990 0802034624 / 9780802034625 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
161 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, tables, graphs. "Near the end of the nineteenth century the town of Owen Sound, Ontario, opened a charity hospital. Over the next ninety years the General and Marine Hospital underwent a series of changes in direction and purpose, until it was eventually transformed into a major regional health care centre. In charting the history of the hospital, David Gagan reveals much about developments in medicine, health care policy, and social change in Ontario." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, three very small shallow dents on front panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE BATTLE OF BROOKLYN 1776., Gallagher, John J.  Foreword by James Dingeman.
5 Gallagher, John J. Foreword by James Dingeman. THE BATTLE OF BROOKLYN 1776.
Sarpedon, New York, 1995. 
206 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 188511902X B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "It is not often realized that in Brooklyn, New York, for a few tense hours in 1776, the fate of the entire United States hung by a thread. An American defeat, the Battle of Brooklyn has been all but neglected in our collective memory for what it earned with the blood of its participants - honored status as one of history's great battles. Besides being the largest cl ash of the Revolution, in terms of both troops and casualties, the action at Brooklyn (sometimes called 'The Battle of Long Island') brought the fledgling American republic to the brink of disaster. At the height of the fighting, only the va l i a n t s acrifice of one regiment - the Marylanders - staved off a catastrophe. The British army, meanwhile, executed a three-pronged surprise assault with admirable professionalism. The wilds of Brooklyn became a killing ground for the Britis h an d He ss i an troops who were able to begin the war convinced the colonials would not be able to stand against their onslaught of bullets and steel. While a drama of rare instensity on its surface, the Battle of Brooklyn also holds a larger si gn ifi ca nce : t he Ki ng's men did not invade Brooklyn to face other kings' men; they were sent to fight a population. Rules of engagement were uncertain and passions for and against the rebellion ran high. When the smoke cleared at Brooklyn, i n 1 776, th e mo dern ag e of 'democratic warfare' had begun....The Battle of Brooklyn was a victory for the British Empire. But contained within the triumph was a demonstration of the type of American resolve and courage that would eventually r esul t in inde pende nce f or t he Un ited States." Faint cigarette odor. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, tiny tear at top of spine, crease at top edge of rear flap, barcode label on inside of rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE EAST INDIA COMPANY: A HISTORY., Gardner, Brian.
6 Gardner, Brian. THE EAST INDIA COMPANY: A HISTORY.
Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1971, first edition. 
319 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 024664043X B&w plates, maps. "There has never been a company like the East India Company: it ruled over nearly one-fifth of the world's population, possessed its own army and navy, its own c ivil service, and even its own church. It became the greatest military power in Asia and had a revenue larger than that of Great Britain itself. This is the story of the London merchants who, in their persistent and dogged quest for trade w i t h t h e East, struggled with misunderstanding and suspicion, rivalry with the French and the collapse of the authority of the Indian emperors. The Company brought the brilliant military conquests of men like Robert Dlive and Warren Hastings, an d th e a cq ui sitions of Sir Stamford Raffles and men who spent their entire careers in its service. There were the conquests of the Wellesleys, the intrigues and battles for power with the British government, the prejudice and envy inspired b y t he re tu rn hom e o f wealthy retired employees, and the compromise which ended in the appointment of government selected Governors-General. The story of the East India Company is one of adventure, triumph and disaster, pride and loyalty, that spa ns more th an two hund red years of British history: it is also the story of the foundation of the British Empire in India." One small corner bump. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. Very Good/ Very Goo d+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AGRICOLA AND THE CONQUEST OF THE NORTH., Hanson, W.S.
7 Hanson, W.S. AGRICOLA AND THE CONQUEST OF THE NORTH.
B.T. Batsford, London, 1987, first edition. 
210 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0713406070 B&w maps, plans, photographs. "Under the governorship of Agricola (AD 77-84) the Romans extended their conquest of Britain to North Wales, northern Britain and, with the vi ctory at Mons Graupius, to northern Scotland. In this thorough - yet eminently readable - reassessment of the literary, epigraphic and archaeological evidence, William Hanson shows just how this rapid progress was achieved and at the same t i m e c o n s iders how far the governor himself was responsible for the Roman successes. The major theme running through his study is that the exceptionally full literary evidence, in the form of Tacitus' biography of Agricola, should not be g i ve n un du e w ei gh t against the archaeological evidence - particularly as Tacitus was writing about his own father-in-law. Indeed, the book's conclusion is that, contrary to the impression deliberately created by Tacitus, Agricola himself was n ot a maj or fi gur e o f h is day and his achievements in Britain were in no way extraordinary. In particular it shows that the effects of the brief Roman presence in Scotland was negligible. Throughout, Dr. Hanson....uses the latest archaeolo gic al ev iden ce to full adv anta ge in constructing this period of British history under the Romans. In particular, he is able to draw on his experience excavating the important Agricolan site at Red House, Corbridge and the recently discovered Agri col an fort at Elg inhau gh, j ust o uts ide Edinburgh." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light rubbing, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of sp ine, soft cr ease alo ng t op edg e of r ear pa nel. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 39.95 USD
 
 
CONFEDERATION AT THE CROSSROADS:  THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION., Hopkins, Russell.
8 Hopkins, Russell. CONFEDERATION AT THE CROSSROADS: THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Inscribed By Author
423 pp, 9 1/4" H. Black covers with gilt lettering/decoration on spine. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "To the Hon W. Ross Macdonald: / In recollection of / many happy collaborations / and with best wishes / for the future! / Russell Hopkins / April, 1968." Contents: Author's Preface; A Challenge and a Dilemma; Bagehot's England: The Crown and the Lords; Bagehot's England: The Commons and the Cabinet; Constitutional Beginnings in Canada; Responsible Government; Discord and Deadlock: 1854-64; The Genesis of Confederation; The London Conference, 1866; The Nature and Structure of the B.N.A. Act; The Courts and the Constitution; External Affairs and the Constitution; The Formal Amendment of the Canadian Constitution; The Modern House of Commons; The Modern Senate; The Modern Executive; Retrospect and Prospect; Appendices; Bibliography; Index. Light toning to page margins, some light browning on half-title and title pages, light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny crease at bottom corner of pages 217 to 226, small separation at headband/text block. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
AMPLE MANSIONS:  THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES., Hubbard, R.H.  Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve.
9 Hubbard, R.H. Foreword by Her Excellency, Jeanne Sauve. AMPLE MANSIONS: THE VICEREGAL RESIDENCES OF THE CANADIAN PROVINCES.
Ottawa University of Ottawa Pres 1989 0776602772 / 9780776602776 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
237 pp, oblong (9 1/4" H x 12 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, repro-ductions. "The viceregal residences of the Canadian provinces mirror the idiosyncrasies of their inhabitants, and the tastes and talents of the architects, builders, gardeners, furniture makers and decorators who created them. In 'Ample Mansions' you will see the finest - and sometimes the worst - of Canadian style. There's no shortage of pomp in our viceregal history, but Dr. Hubbard's scholarly and sprightly text goes behind the scenes too, where there's plenty of room for rot and mildew, plugged drains and erratic staff. There are ample mansions crumbling from neglect, ample mansions consumed in conflagrations, ample mansions falling victim to political spats - and ample mansions rising in new splendour." Fine book. Dust jacket has three small areas of minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
10 Lavender, David. WINNER TAKE ALL: THE TRANS-CANADA CANOE TRAIL.
New York McGraw-Hill 1977 0070366780 / 9780070366787 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
363 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map. One of 'The American Trails Series'. "Hundreds of white traders operated throughout the area for 300 years. They rubbed elbows with Jesuit priests, Indians, Scottish settlers, and English adversaries. Guided by Indians, they worked out canoe routes which eventually stretched nearly 4000 miles. They suffered portages and freeze-ups which today stagger the imagination. They lived on pemmican and wild rice, berries and fish, and risked losing their lives on every trip they made. Here are the stories of the epic fights between the Nor'west and the Hudson's Bay Company's men; the struggles between those living in a new land and their governors thousands of miles away; the feats of such great explorers as Radisson, Fraser, Simpson, and Mackenzie." One tiny corner bump, two slight corner bumps, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny edge dent. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light browning on spine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE RIGHT HONORABLE FREDERICK TEMPLE, EARL OF DUFFERIN, K.P., G.C.M.G., K.C.B., F.R.S., LATE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA., Leggo, William.
11 Leggo, William. THE HISTORY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE RIGHT HONORABLE FREDERICK TEMPLE, EARL OF DUFFERIN, K.P., G.C.M.G., K.C.B., F.R.S., LATE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA.
Montreal Lovel 1878 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
901 pp + List of Subscribers, 8 3/4" H. Reddish brown bevelled boards with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board, black borders on front board, blind-stamped decoration on rear board. Two b&w portrait frontispieces (Lord Dufferin/Lady Dufferin) with tissue guard between. "The slow and steady development of the principles of Responsible Government in Canada, under Lords Durham, Sydenham, Metcalfe, Elgin, Monck, and Lisgar, and the unswerving devotedness of Lord Dufferin to those principles, should make an historical account of his Administration acceptable to all interested in them. It is chiefly with a view to point out this gradual development, and to show the means used by Lord Dufferin in the process, that this work has been projected. No Canadian statesman can hereafter pretend to even a fair knowledge of his duties or responsibilities without an intimate acquaintance with the details of Lord Dufferin's Administration; - and no inhabitant of Canada can with even tolerable clearness understand the history of his country in the absence of a familiarity with its progress since the system of Responsible Government was established." From the Preface. Previous owner's name, date and place in pencil on front pastedown, light foxing mark at the bottom of the frontispieces - more on the tissue guard, tiny crease at top corner of pages 97 to 108, very light browning to pages, a few small light stains on front free endpaper, browning to edges of text block with two very small stains on top of text block light edge wear to boards - moderate at corners and at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing and a few tiny stains on boards. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN OCCASIONS: ADDRESSES BY LORD TWEEDSMUIR (JOHN BUCHAN)., Lord Tweedsmuir.  (John Buchan.)
12 Lord Tweedsmuir. (John Buchan.) CANADIAN OCCASIONS: ADDRESSES BY LORD TWEEDSMUIR (JOHN BUCHAN).
Toronto Musson 1941 3rd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good Karsh photograph on dust jacket. 
256 pp, 7 7/8" H. Includes the text of addresses/speeches titled: Ave; The Western Mind; The Gate of the Pacific; The Iceland Colony (Gimli, Manitoba); Island Magic (P.E.I.); Canada's Heritage; Scotland; Mr. Roosevelt at Quebec; The Governor-General at Washington; Canada and the United States; The Service of the State; Canada's Outlook on the World; Lord Durham; The Civil Service; The Monarchy and the Commonwealth; Some Notes on Education; The Interdependence of Knowledge; A University's Bequest to Youth; Boy Scouts; The Fortress of Personality; The Folly of the Wise; The Double Life; The Moderate Man; Quality and Quantity; Engineering; The Law; Mining and Metallurgy; Medicine; Return to Masterpieces; The French Tongue. (La Langue Francaise); The Integrity of Thought. Minor browning at edges of boards and on endpapers, most pages are unopened, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor corner wear. Dust jacket has browning - mainly on spine, flap-folds, and top edge of rear panel; light edge wear wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds with a few tiny tears and chips; small soiling mark at top of spine; some light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
13 Lucas, James. Foreword by the Rt Hon Sir Bernard Braine. LAST DAYS OF THE THIRD REICH: THE COLLAPSE OF NAZI GERMANY, MAY 1945.
New York William Morrow 1986 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
241 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). "Buttressed by more than 100 maps and photographs, (this) is the first account of the fall of the Third Reich and what happened to its soldiers as the nations that had been forcibly made a part of Hitler's satanic empire exacted their retribution. Here are the stories of quite ordinary people over whom there swept a destructive war and who have not forgotten those events although they occurred more than forty years ago. There are not merely the stories of what happened to the Germans - who had made the mistake of starting a war and then losing it - but also the first-person recollections of people of other nations. On the Eastern Front, the fighting had taken on a dreadful, bitter aspect early on: Three years of intensive, epic conflict in which each side had seemingly tried to outdo the other in atrocity and terror had not prepared the ground for peace and reconciliation. In Germany, propaganda predictions of the horrors and brutalities of the Red Army were to prove all too true. The brutality of the Nazis would be fully paralleled by that of the conqueror. For the governors of Hitler's empire, their families, wives and children, escape from the approaching apocalypse meant running the gauntlet of now-confident partisans on the road to safety. But fear of reprisals was not confined to the vanquished. Exiles from Russia, anti-Communists, deserters, even ex-prisoners of war, knew well what hard fate awaited them in the cold heart of Russia. This compelling account fully captures the tension, turmoil and tragedy of the last days of the Third Reich." One very tiny corner bump on rear board, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ON HER MAJESTY'S SERVICE: ROYAL HONOURS AND RECOGNITION IN CANADA., McCreery, Christopher.  Foreword by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal.  Preface by John C. Perlin.
14 McCreery, Christopher. Foreword by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. Preface by John C. Perlin. ON HER MAJESTY'S SERVICE: ROYAL HONOURS AND RECOGNITION IN CANADA.
Toronto Dundurn. 2008 1550027425 / 9781550027426 First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
173 pp, 9" H, soft cover. Colour and b&w plates. "Royal recognition in Canada is accorded through a variety of honours and awards, including the Royal Victorian Order, Medal, and Chain; Vice-Regal and Commissioners' Commendations; and Vice-Regal and Commissioners' Recognition Badges. (This book) examines the history and development of these marks of honour from the Crown in detail and also provides complete lists of Canadian recepients and a section on heraldry. The Royal Victorian Order and Medal have been used since 1896 to honour Canadians who have rendered extraordinary or personal services to the Sovereign, while the Royal Victorian Chain was instituted in 1902. The Vice-Regal and Commissioners' Commendations are valuable awards presented by lieutenant-governors and territorial commissioners for important services to a viceregal or territorial commissioner; lieutenant-governors, territorial commissioners, and their spouses are accorded royal rccognition through the Vice-Regal and Commissioners' Recognition Badges." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny crease at bottom corner of front cover and first few pages. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE COURAGE AND THE WILL: THE LIFE OF RODEN CUTLER, V.C., McCullough, Colleen.  (Roden Cutler.)
15 McCullough, Colleen. (Roden Cutler.) THE COURAGE AND THE WILL: THE LIFE OF RODEN CUTLER, V.C.
London Wiedenfeld & Nicolson 1999 0297643924 / 9780297643920 First British Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
418 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Roden Cutler's list of honours is long and impressive, but it is his sole decoration, the Victoria Cross, that marks him as a hero. Over 800,000 men and women served in the Australian armed forces during the Second World War, but only twenty were awarded the V.C. Colleen McCullough vividly shows us the life and times of the young soldier with the dashing good looks, the laconic humour and dislike of pretension who came back from the war determined to continue to support his mother, but, having lost a leg, with no idea how to do so. Yet by the age of 29 he was the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand. His diplomatic career was to include stints in Ceylon, Egypt during the Suez crisis of 1956, Pakistan and New York. In 1966 he was appointed Governor of New South Wales; during his fifteen years in that office he shared with Captain Arthur Phillip and Lachlan Macquarie, he earned his own niche among them as the 'people's governor'. Much loved, still remembered as a man equally at home in the company of royalty or trade unionists." Minor wrinkle at top/bottom of spine, very small faint pencil erasure marks on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE COURAGE AND THE WILL: THE LIFE OF RODEN CUTLER, V.C., McCullough, Colleen.  (Roden Cutler.)
16 McCullough, Colleen. (Roden Cutler.) THE COURAGE AND THE WILL: THE LIFE OF RODEN CUTLER, V.C.
London Wiedenfeld & Nicolson 1999 0297643924 / 9780297643920 First British Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
418 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Roden Cutler's list of honours is long and impressive, but it is his sole decoration, the Victoria Cross, that marks him as a hero. Over 800,000 men and women served in the Australian armed forces during the Second World War, but only twenty were awarded the V.C. Colleen McCullough vividly shows us the life and times of the young soldier with the dashing good looks, the laconic humour and dislike of pretension who came back from the war determined to continue to support his mother, but, having lost a leg, with no idea how to do so. Yet by the age of 29 he was the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand. His diplomatic career was to include stints in Ceylon, Egypt during the Suez crisis of 1956, Pakistan and New York. In 1966 he was appointed Governor of New South Wales; during his fifteen years in that office he shared with Captain Arthur Phillip and Lachlan Macquarie, he earned his own niche among them as the 'people's governor'. Much loved, still remembered as a man equally at home in the company of royalty or trade unionists." Light wrinkling at top of spine - less at bottom of spine, very tiny stain on top of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, two tiny edge tears archivally taped, light rubbing. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
17 McGregor, D.A. (Signed.) THEY GAVE ROYAL ASSENT. THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNORS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Mitchell Press, Vancouver, (1967). 
75 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. B&w drawings, photographs. "British Columbia's vice-regal representatives, from earliest colonial days to the present, have been surrounded by traditional ceremony and a modest degree of pageantry related to their office; but human qualities have shone through the austerities of their position. Most were highly respected for their dedication to duty and for their hospitality and were makers of a traditio n o f p u b l i c service...(This book) assembles for the first time the story of Government House, treats of the human aspects of the inhabitants of the vice-regal residence." Minor edge wear to boards, a few tiny light foxing marks on top/botto m o f te x tb lo ck . D ust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small closed tears - archivally taped, light rubbing, light browning to flap-folds and hinges. VG/VG- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
AIR BRAKE AND SAFETY CAR CONTROL EQUIPMENT.  INSTRUCTION PAMPHLET No. S-100, JUNE 1927., Safety Car Device Co.
18 Safety Car Device Co. AIR BRAKE AND SAFETY CAR CONTROL EQUIPMENT. INSTRUCTION PAMPHLET No. S-100, JUNE 1927.
St. Louis, Mo. Safety Car Devices Co. 1927 Stapled in Wraps Good 
117 pp + fold-out diagrams at rear, 7" H. 54 b&w figures (diagrams/drawings, photographs) in text, plus 10 fold-out diagrams at rear (all present). "Superseding the July, 1924, Issue". Stiff medium brown card covers with black lettering/decoration on front cover, black illustration on rear cover, dark brown fabric tape spine, covering staples. Contents: Rules for Operating; Parts of the Equipment; Description of the Parts; General Description of Safety Control Equipment; Operation of the Equipment; M-28 Brake Valve with Selector Valve; M-28-B Brake Valve; Maintenance; Practical Car Tests; Hints to Car Operators; General Hints. Interior - light browning and some light soiling on title page, very light browning to fold-outs, soft bump at top corner of pages, a few fold-outs and one page have a small tear archivally taped, fold-outs also have the odd small corner crease. Exterior - light browning and soiling on edges of textblock - migrates into some page margins, light edge we, moderate rubbing and some soiling on covers, top corner of front cover has light creases, wear to spine cloth at top/bottom of spine and some splits in cloth on edges of spine, a few small light liquid stains on covers. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
19 Stevens, Paul and Saywell, John T., edited with introduction by. LORD MINTO'S CANADIAN PAPERS: A SELECTION OF THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PAPERS OF THE FOURTH EARL OF MINTO, 1898-1904. 2 VOLUME SET.
The Champlain Society, Toronto, 1981/1983, No.s 422 in editions of 1450/1650 copies. 
467 pp, & 582 pp, large 8vo, hard cover (orange/red cloth with gilt lettering/medallion on spines) - no dust jackets. 2 volume set. "The Earl of Minto was the last governor-general of Canada whose role as an imperial officer was a matter of contemporary discussion and has been the subject of historical controversy." Interiors - many pages as yet unopened, very light browning to pages in volume 1, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - minor scuffs to bottom of textblocks, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine of vol. 1. VG+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
GROWING TO SERVE.  A HISTORY OF VICTORIA HOSPITAL, LONDON, ONTARIO., Sullivan, John R. and Ball, Norman, R.
20 Sullivan, John R. and Ball, Norman, R. GROWING TO SERVE. A HISTORY OF VICTORIA HOSPITAL, LONDON, ONTARIO.
London, Ontario Victoria Hospital Corporation 1985 096906197 Presentation Edition. Full-Leather Very Good+ 
198 pp + index, 10 1/8" H. Dark brown leather with gilt lettering on spine & front board, integral ribbon bookmark. Inscription on blank preliminary reads: "Presented in Appreciation / By / The Board of Directors / Victoria Hospital Corporation / September 5, 1985." and on the rear pastedown is a typed label stating: "Leather Bound Book - Phase One Victoria / Hospital presented to The Honorable / John Aird by the Board of Governors / Victoria Hospital Corporation September 5, 1985" with "#414" in ink below. Pictorial endpapers, B&w and colour illustrations. Some slight loss of gilt lettering on the spine, very tiny dent in leather on front board. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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