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JOHN BUCHAN: A MEMOIR., Buchan, William.  (John Buchan).
1 Buchan, William. (John Buchan). JOHN BUCHAN: A MEMOIR.
Toronto Griffin House 1982 887601081 Very Good+ Very Good+ 
272 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "John Buchan was a man of remarkably diverse achievements: writer, lawyer, politician, soldier, scholar and, finally, Governor-General of Canada. He was the friend of Roosevelt and of George V, of Henry James and T.E. Lawrence; indeed, there was scarcely a prominent figure of the twenties and thirties whom he did not know. His contemporaries are among the most successful men of their day; his novels, still widely read, dominated the market between the wars; his histories and biographies are much admired; his achievements in public office demonstrate a gift for government and a visionary wisdom. Yet through all his work there runs a thread spun of the simple beliefs by which he stood - courage, truth, loyalty, honour, compassion. Such a creed made him kindly, gentle and much loved; his untimely death provoked an enviable outburst of sorrow and sense of loss. To his publ ic, however, and to succeeding generations, he is an enigma, often mistakenly accused of attitudes he never held. This book, by his son, shows John Buchan as he appeared to his family and close friends, an appealing and intimate portrait of a man whose fame rests - perhaps wrongly - on his skill as a novelist. Drawn from the author's own memories, and from privileged and unpublished sources, this is an elegant study of the private face behind the public mask, in the light of an extraordinary career." Tiny soiling speck on top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinking, a few tiny specks of soiling on inside, very slight fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF THE WAR OF 1812 BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA., Hannay, James.
2 Hannay, James. A HISTORY OF THE WAR OF 1812 BETWEEN GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Morang, Toronto, 1905. 
372 pp, large 8vo, hard cover (brown cloth, gold lettering), no dust jacket. B&w reproductions, maps. Contents: Causes Which Led to the War; War Declared by President Madison; General Hull Invades Canada; Surrender of Hull's Army; Battle of Queen ston Heights; On the Niagara Frontier; Failure of Dearborn's Campaign; Operations on the Detroit Frontier; The Capture of York; Fort George and Sacketts Harbour; Battle of Stoney Creek; Procter's Defeat on the Thames; Chateauguay and Chry s t l e r ' s F i e ld; The Burning of Newark; Wilkinson's Defeat at La Colle; Chipawa and Lundy's Lane; The Siege of Fort Erie; Plattsburg; The Capture of Washington. Interior - previous owners bookplate on front pastedown, very light browning to p ag es , wa vi ne s s to p reliminary pages up to page XV, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edgewear, moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very faint marks to front board. Gold l ett eri ng on fr ont bo ar d and sp ine very legible. VG 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
FOUR MODERN PHILOSOPHERS:  CARNAP, WITTGENSTEIN, HEIDEGGER, SARTRE., Naess, Arne.  Translated by Alastair Hannay.
3 Naess, Arne. Translated by Alastair Hannay. FOUR MODERN PHILOSOPHERS: CARNAP, WITTGENSTEIN, HEIDEGGER, SARTRE.
Chicago Phoenix Books / University of Chicago Press 1969 Very Good- 
367 pp, 8" H. "This succinct introduction to four philosophers who have shaped much of the contemporary logical, philosophical, and literary efforts of western man is designed to appeal to both scholars and general readers. Discussion of each philosopher is preceded by an account of his life, academic career, and known extra-scholarly influences. The author presents the major problems confronting each figure and includes frequent quotations to support the philosopher's stance, relating his viewpoint to modern philosophic thought. With judicious skill, Professor Naess presents these several views, provding intimate portraits of the philosophers that will send readers to the original works with new understanding and pleasure." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - a little more on spine, light rubbing, one small soft corner crease, crease at bottom edge of rear cover near hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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