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1 Bailey, Catherine. THE SECRET ROOMS: A TRUE GOTHIC MYSTERY.
London Viking 2012 0670917559 / 9780670917556 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
466 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, floor plans, map, family tree. "At 6 a.m. on 21 April 1940 John, the 9th Duke of Rutland, and one of Britain's wealthiest men, ended his days, virtually alone, lying on a makeshift bed in a dank, cramped suite of rooms in the servants' quarters of his own home, Belvoir Castle. For weeks, as his health deteriorated, his family, his servants - even the King's doctor - had pleaded with him to come out, but he had refused. After his death, his son and heir, Charles, the 10th Duke of Rutland, ordered that the rooms be locked up and they remained untouched for sixty years. What lay behind this extraordinary set of circumstances? (The author) unravels a complex and compelling tale of love, honour and betrayal, played out in the grand salons of Britain's stately homes at the turn of the twentieth century, and on the battlefields of the Western Front." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR:  1914., Gliddon, Gerald.
2 Gliddon, Gerald. VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: 1914.
Stroud, Gloucestershire Budding Books 1997 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
230 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Over 150 b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings. "During the opening four months of the war no fewer than forty-six soldiers from the British and Commonwealth armies were awarded the highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross. In a series of fascinating biographical portraits Gerald Gliddon here examines the dramatic events surrounding each individual action that led to the award of this most coveted of medals, as well as exploring the widely differing social backgrounds of the recipients - ranging from the back streets of Oldham to the suburbs of the Home Counties - and recounting the postwar experiences of those who survived. (A)rranged chronologically in order to provide a fresh perspective on the opening stages of the First World War." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Gliddon, Gerald. VCs OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR: 1914.
Stroud, Gloucestershire Budding Books 1997 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
230 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Over 150 b&w photographs, maps, reproductions, drawings. "During the opening four months of the war no fewer than forty-six soldiers from the British and Commonwealth armies were awarded the highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross. In a series of fascinating biographical portraits Gerald Gliddon here examines the dramatic events surrounding each individual action that led to the award of this most coveted of medals, as well as exploring the widely differing social backgrounds of the recipients - ranging from the back streets of Oldham to the suburbs of the Home Counties - and recounting the postwar experiences of those who survived. (A)rranged chronologically in order to provide a fresh perspective on the opening stages of the First World War." A group of five small, circular shallow dents on front board; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a group of five small, circular shallow dents on front panel; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
4 Jack, Donald. Forewords by Pierre Berton and Martin M. Hoffman, M.D. ROGUES, REBELS, AND GENIUSES: THE STORY OF CANADIAN MEDICINE.
Toronto Doubleday Canada 1981 0385155751 / 9780385155755 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
662 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(A) lively and absorbing account of more than 400 years of medicine in Canada, from the Indian shamans to the present day. Canadian doctors have made an enormous contribution to world medicine - their achievements range from the discovery of insulin to the development of the cobalt bomb. And the famouse names are here: Grenfell, Archibald, Osler, Bethune, Penfield, Selye, Banting. But, as Pierre Berton points out in his foreword, (this) is 'more than a history of Canadian medicine: in a curious way it is also a history of the Canadian nation. In his monumental examination of the place of doctors in our history, Donald Jack makes it clear that since Cartier's day medical men have been bound up in the development of the country - not only as practitioners but also as politicians, explorers, gadflies, soldiers, community leaders.' The author brings to his subject not only a depth of research but a novelist's eye for the dramatic, the humorous, and the eccentric. The medical men and women who appear in these pages, 'in their furs and shirtsleeves, bloodstained frock coats and sterilzed gowns, tell an intensely personal story of triumphant response to challenge; triumphant not least because their lives affirm the supreme value of the individual ego'." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing, slight browning to top/bottom edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CHARLES LISTER: LETTERS AND RECOLLECTIONS.  WITH A MEMOIR BY HIS FATHER LORD RIBBLESDALE., Lister, Charles.  With recollections by Mrs. Warre Cornish, Rev. Ronald Knox and Cyril Bailey.
5 Lister, Charles. With recollections by Mrs. Warre Cornish, Rev. Ronald Knox and Cyril Bailey. CHARLES LISTER: LETTERS AND RECOLLECTIONS. WITH A MEMOIR BY HIS FATHER LORD RIBBLESDALE.
T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1917, 5th impression. 
256 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), hard cover (grey cloth with gold lettering & banding on spine) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered frontispiece plus 4 additional illustrations. Contents: Prefatory Note; Memoir; Letters, July 1909 to May 1911, From Germany and Elsewhere; Roman Letters; Indian Letters; Pre-War Letters from Constantinople; Letters from Constantinople; With the Middlesex Yeomanry; Letters from S.S. Franconia, with Headquarters Staff; With the Hood Battalion at Port Said; Letters from the Aegean; Landing of the Hood Battalion on the Gallipoli Peninsula; Constantinople During July and August 1914; With the Dardanelles Expedition; Recollections: Eton, 1900-5, by Mrs Warre Cornish; Eton and Balliol, 1905-6, by Rev. Ronald Knox; Bal l i o l (Oxford), 1906-10, by Cyril Bailey; In Memoriam: Captain the Hon. Thomas Lister, D.S.O., 10th Hussars; To C.A.L.; Index. Charles Lister died at Gallipoli. Previous owner's name in pencil and corner crease on front free endpaper, book ligh tl y cr ac ked in a few places - pages holding firmly, minor browning to pages and endpapers, browning to edges of text block, color faded to brown on spine, small corner bumps, light edge wear some areas of light waviness in cloth on boards. Very Goo d- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE CHILDREN OF THE SOULS:  A TRAGEDY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR., MacKenzie, Jeanne.
6 MacKenzie, Jeanne. THE CHILDREN OF THE SOULS: A TRAGEDY OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1986, first edition. 
276 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 070112847X B&w photographs, maps, family trees. " 'It seems that our generation at Balliol is doomed', Patrick Shaw Stewart wrote to Lady Desborough from Gallipoli. 'If I live throug h this war I shall be almost without friends'. He was in fact the last to die of the close-knit, brilliantly clever and engagingly vivacious group that included Raymond Asquith, Julian and Billy Grenfell, Edward Horner, Charles Lister, Ego a n d Y v o Charteris. Children of the Souls, the bright collection of late Victorian aristocrats, these young men were brought up together at Eton and Oxford; with such friends as Winston Churchill, Edward Marsh, Duff Cooper, John Buchan, Diana Co op er an d Ru p ert Brooke, they were becoming part of the Edwardian elite, moving from one fashionable ball or country house party to the next, meeting politicians and poets and beginning careers in the City, in the law and public service. In thi s m ovi n g g ro up po rtrait, which is based on many unpublished letters, both to and about each other, Jeanne MacKenzie tells of a happy youth and blighted manhood which epitomises the epic tragedy of the twentieth century. It is a story of ruin ous roma nt icis m w hos e i m plications stretch far beyond the brief lives of this 'lost generation'." Light to moderate browning to pages, one or two pages with tiny foxing marks, moderate browning to edges of textblock, very light wrinkl i ng at top /bott om of sp ine, tin y te ar and crease at top edg of page 109 - archivally taped, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board, tiny gold offset on rear board. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of sp in e and flap- folds. V ery Go od-/V ery G ood 
Price: 85.00 USD
 
 
WILD MARY: THE LIFE OF MARY WESLEY., Marnham, Patrick.  (Mary Wesley).
7 Marnham, Patrick. (Mary Wesley). WILD MARY: THE LIFE OF MARY WESLEY.
London Chatto & Windus 2006 0701179910 / 9780701179915 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
289 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w plates. "She was born Mary Farmar, related to the Duke of Wellington, and grew up a rebel who believed that she was her mother's least favourite child. Like many girls of her background, she married for escape. In the late 1930s, she began a fascination with Heinz Ziegler, a Czech university professor and wartime air gunner; his brother, Paul, later a Benedictine monk, also fell under her spell. At the outbreak of the Second World War she was, as she put it, 'roped into Intelligence', where she worked on breaking codes. MI5 and her rackety life during the Blitz eventually inspired her novels ('Jumping the Queue', 'The Camomile Lawn', 'Not That Sort of Girl', 'A Sensible Life', etc.), many of which were concerned with multiple wartime love affairs. She wrote about the atmosphere of the home front and how the imminence of death loosened inhibitions - her fiction was as sexy and as candid as she was herself. She drew on her eccentric friends and her love of Cornwall and the West Country, while the darkness of her novels was illuminated by a caustic sense of the ridiculous. Her style has been described as arsenic without the old lace. (This) is a remarkable book about a woman who was courageous, sensual, talented and ruthless. Readers will enjoy her story not only for its witty anecdotes and devastating one-liners, but also for the intimate portrait it builds of a multi-layered personality in which much was hidden." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, previous owner's place, date and signature on half-title page; light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling and wear at top.bottom of spine and flap-folds, some edge wrinkling - mainly along top edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 O'Flaherty, Patrick. THE ROCK OBSERVED: STUDIES IN THE LITERATURE OF NEWFOUNDLAND.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1979 0802023517 / 9780802023513 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
222 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(A) study of how Newfoundland has been pereceived over the centuries by the islanders themselves and by outsiders. (This book) offers an integrated survey of Newfoundland literature, culture, and history. It illustrates the forces that have made Newfoundland a special place and Newfoundlanders a special people, 'a breed apart'. Against a background of political, economic, and cultural history, Patrick O'Flaherty submits the conflicting literary impressions of his island to a searching critical analysis. He finds the writings of explorers, missionaries, settlers, adventurers, novelists, and poets to be limited, or enlivened, by their own characters and preconceptions. There emerges a sympathetic but unsentimental picture of Newfoundland and its people, informed throughout by O'Flaherty's keen awarenes, based on an outport upbringing, of what Newfoundland has been and is." Faint erased pencil marks and two small light ink stains on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has very light browning on rear panel and on flaps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PRICE PAID FOR CHARLEY., Pilgrim, Earl B.  Signed.  Edited by Burton K. Janes.
9 Pilgrim, Earl B. Signed. Edited by Burton K. Janes. THE PRICE PAID FOR CHARLEY.
Tromso Enterprises, White Bay, Newfoundland, 1990, 2nd edition. 
207 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), soft cover. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON BOTTOM OF FRONT FLY LEAF. "This book is written as a special report to the ruling authorities as a commendation of four people who worked personally for many years with Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell. From all indications, it is thought that, without their unprecedented dedication and voluntary contribution, the International Grenfell Association (AGA) might not have been able to contribute in such a n e f fective way to the area, especially in the medical, social and economic fields. The four people are: Mr. Thomas Boyd (b. 1894), Pastor Stanley Hancock, Sr. (b. 1899), Dr. Baxter T. Gillard (b. 1901) and Amelia Lucy Wilcox Gillard (b. 1909)." I nt er ior - some small light areas of old tape/label residue on title page, small bump at bottom corner and bottom edge of approx. first 20 and 40 pages respectively, small bump at corner of the last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no o t he r o wne rship marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, a few small edge/corner bumps, light rubbing. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LABRADOR ODYSSEY:  THE JOURNAL AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF ELIOT CURWEN ON THE SECOND VOYAGE OF WILFRED GRENFELL, 1893., Rompkey, Ronald, ed.  Eliot Curwen.
10 Rompkey, Ronald, ed. Eliot Curwen. LABRADOR ODYSSEY: THE JOURNAL AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF ELIOT CURWEN ON THE SECOND VOYAGE OF WILFRED GRENFELL, 1893.
McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal & Kingston, (1996), Ist edition. 
231 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos. "A religious, well-educated Victorian, Eliot Curwen takes us into the heart of the colonial society he encountered. His journal provides insights into a pervasive sectarianism, the tawdry political world of St. John's, the rudimentary conditions aboard the fishing schooners, and the poverty of the Labrador 'livyers', the permanent white settlers who had intermarried with the Inuit. He provides fresh details about the lives of the Moravian Brethren, the first missionaries to the Native population, and comments on the wildlife, the natural environment, and the general disposition of the countryside. Curwen's candid remarks about Grenfell reveal details about the young missionary and social reformer not found elsewhere..." Light edge wear, tiny bump/scuff at bottom edge of front board, light waviness to top/bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has wrinkling and tiny tear at top of spine, light rubbing, irregular thin line indentation on rear panel. VG/VG 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
SUMMARY OF FIELD WORK, 1962, BY THE GEOLOGICAL BRANCH, ONTARIO DEPARTMENT OF MINES., Thomson, J.E., ed.  (J.C. Davies, S.A. Ferguson, A.M. Goodwin, J.M. Hodgkinson, V.G. Milne, E.G. Pye, L.D. Ayres, P.E. Giblin, J.A. Robertson, K.D. Card, J.F. Donovan, W.A. Hogg, J.C.G. Moore, Robert Thomson, S.B. Lumbers, P.F. Karrow, D.F. Hewitt,
11 Thomson, J.E., ed. (J.C. Davies, S.A. Ferguson, A.M. Goodwin, J.M. Hodgkinson, V.G. Milne, E.G. Pye, L.D. Ayres, P.E. Giblin, J.A. Robertson, K.D. Card, J.F. Donovan, W.A. Hogg, J.C.G. Moore, Robert Thomson, S.B. Lumbers, P.F. Karrow, D.F. Hewitt, SUMMARY OF FIELD WORK, 1962, BY THE GEOLOGICAL BRANCH, ONTARIO DEPARTMENT OF MINES.
Ontario Department of Mines, n.p., 1962. 
37 pp (printed on one side of page only), 10 7/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps with cloth tape spine). B&w map. Includes reports on the districts of Kenora, Thunder Bay, Algoma, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timiskaming, Hastings, etc. Sections o n the Pleistocene geology of Guelph and Bolton areas and Industrial Mineral Investigations. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light wear at top of spine. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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