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THE EARLY TRADING COMPANIES OF NEW FRANCE:  A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF COMMERCE AND DISCOVERY IN NORTH AMERICA., Biggar, H.P.
1 Biggar, H.P. THE EARLY TRADING COMPANIES OF NEW FRANCE: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF COMMERCE AND DISCOVERY IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto University of Toronto Library 1901 First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
308 pp, 10 1/4" H. No. 118 of the limited first edition of 600 copies. Rebound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine, new endpapers. An ex-library copy with college stamp on top edge of textblock, library stamps, etc. on free endpapers. *Please note: lacks fold-out map that should accompany text.* Chapter headings: Introduction: Brief description of early expeditions to the regions of the St. Lawrence; The Discovery and Occupation of the St. Lawrence Valley; The Birth and Growth of Trade and Commerce, 1497-1597; The Two Attempts of La Roche and the First Fur-Trade Monopoly; The Two Monopolies of Monts, 1604-1608; The Freedom of Trade, 1609-1613; Champlain's Company, 1614-1620; The Caens Company and its Union with Champlain's, 1621-1627; The Company of New France, 1627-1629; New France under the Scottish and English Company, 1629-1632; Appendix: The Sources (Official / Narrative / Anonymous); Index. A small bump to the top corner of approx. 2/3 of the pages (becomes progessively smaller) - 21 page leaves have a small piece missing at the top corner; small tear at bottom of title page archivally taped; very light browning to pages and edges of text block; very light wear at corners of boards and at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
2 GROUP R.A.F.  A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945.  (RAF), Bowyer, Michael J.F.
2 Bowyer, Michael J.F. 2 GROUP R.A.F. A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945. (RAF)
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554254 / 9780947554255 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
532 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2' H). B&w photographs, maps. "No. 2 Group was formed in Bomber Command to support the Army. After equipping with Blenheims it specialized in daylight operations. It engaged in the first raid of the war. After taking part in the Norweigan campaign, it was thrown into the struggle to save France. Heavy losses ensued during operations demanding great courage. A hazardous anti-shipping campaign took the Group to Malta. Night intruder operations were made against airfields, and fighter-escorted attacks on Occupied Territory continued until the 1944 Allied landings in France, where support to the invasion was subsequently given and an effective night interdictor campaign carried out. The Group mounted many spectacular operations, particularly when using Mosquitoes. This is indeed a story of immense courage. Based upon records maintained by Royal Air Force Commands, Groups and Squadrons together with personal accounts by those who flew with the Group, the book gives a detailed day-by-day picture of operations, their planning and execution, illustrated with detailed maps. Appendices give plentiful details of the aircraft, the squadrons and the Group's wartime effort." Three small dints on rear board, light rubbing. Dust jacket has three small dints on rear panel, large crease at top corner of rear flap/panel, light edge wrinkling, one tiny closed tear, light rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
2 GROUP R.A.F.  A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945.  (RAF), Bowyer, Michael J.F.
3 Bowyer, Michael J.F. 2 GROUP R.A.F. A COMPLETE HISTORY, 1936-1945. (RAF)
Somerton, Somerset Crecy 1992 0947554254 / 9780947554255 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
532 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2' H). B&w photographs, maps. "No. 2 Group was formed in Bomber Command to support the Army. After equipping with Blenheims it specialized in daylight operations. It engaged in the first raid of the war. After taking part in the Norweigan campaign, it was thrown into the struggle to save France. Heavy losses ensued during operations demanding great courage. A hazardous anti-shipping campaign took the Group to Malta. Night intruder operations were made against airfields, and fighter-escorted attacks on Occupied Territory continued until the 1944 Allied landings in France, where support to the invasion was subsequently given and an effective night interdictor campaign carried out. The Group mounted many spectacular operations, particularly when using Mosquitoes. This is indeed a story of immense courage. Based upon records maintained by Royal Air Force Commands, Groups and Squadrons together with personal accounts by those who flew with the Group, the book gives a detailed day-by-day picture of operations, their planning and execution, illustrated with detailed maps. Appendices give plentiful details of the aircraft, the squadrons and the Group's wartime effort." Book is Fine. Dust jacket is clean and bright. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE IMPRESSIONIST AND THE CITY: PISSARRO'S SERIES PAINTINGS., Brettell, Richard R. and Pissarro, Joachim.  Edited by Mary Anne Stevens.
4 Brettell, Richard R. and Pissarro, Joachim. Edited by Mary Anne Stevens. THE IMPRESSIONIST AND THE CITY: PISSARRO'S SERIES PAINTINGS.
Museum of Art, Dallas, 1993. 
230 pp, 4to (11 5/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket and publisher's plain cardboard slipcase. ISBN 0300053509 Profusely illustrated with color reproductions. "In the final decade of his life Camille Pissarro abandoned his experimentation with Neo -Impressionist technique and developed new forms of pictorial expression that drew more on the Impressionism of his earlier career. During this period - from 1893 to 1903 - Pissarro, besides continuing to explore the landscape genre that had b e e n h is main subject-matter, also began to grapple with urban scenes, and his paintings of Paris, Rouen and the busy ports of Dieppe and Le Havre became an important component of his artistic output. At this time, Pissarro, like Monet, starte d to w or k o n canvas in series, often painting six or seven canvases simultaneously and discarding one temporarily when the light, the traffic, the weather or his mood altered. He started all of them at the scene, in the manner perfected by the I mpr ess ion is ts, and worked with extraordinary speed and deftness. By 1899, he was living part-time in Paris and, from his combined studio and living space, painted a series that included over forty views of the same motif. (The authors) beg in this bea utif ul book on Pissarro's cityscapes by setting the paintings in their broad art-historical context, tracing the tradition of the image of the city both within and prior to Impressionism and looking also at contemporary treatments of the urba n sce ne. (Th ey) e xamine the history of the representation of the city in the literature, poetry and philosophical writings of the nineteenth century and discuss Pissarro's knowledge of these alternative theories of the city. Using Piss arro 's ext ensive cor resp ondenc e from this period of his life, they describe the artist's attitudes towards his final works. The book also includes a catalogue of Pissarro's eleven urban series, each one introduced by an overview covering the histo ry of t he city scape pict ured an d the production, exhibition history, and early critical reception of the series. Full data of each painting follows." The catalogue of the 1993 exhibition. Slight waviness to fore-edge of text-block, min or rub bing on boards. Dust jacket has ver y minor edge wrinkling. Slipcase has slight browning at edges. Near Fine/Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
5 Brookes, Ivan S. Foreword by W. Kaye Lamb. THE LOWER ST. LAWRENCE: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF SHIPPING AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT.
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
 
 
MAPLE LEAF ROUTE:  ANTWERP., Copp, Terry and Vogel, Robert.
6 Copp, Terry and Vogel, Robert. MAPLE LEAF ROUTE: ANTWERP.
(Maple Leaf Route, Alma, Ontario, 1984). 
143 pp, oblong large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0919907032 Profusely illus. with b&w maps, photos, drawings and plans. The third volume in a series on the Canadian campaign in Northwest Europe 1944-45. "...picks up the story of the cam paign on August 23, 1944 after the Falaise battle. The narrative analysis of the strategic decisions and Canadian operations in late August and September 1944 concludes with a summary of the situation on September 30th, just before the Canadian s w e re called upon to exert maximum effort in clearing the Scheldt estuary..." Tiny bump at bottom corner of front cover, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling, light rubbing, a line of t in y d in ts on rear panel, 1" tear at bottom of rear flap-fold (archivally taped), crease at bottom edge of rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 47.50 USD
 
 
7 Delve, Ken. D-DAY: THE AIR BATTLE.
Ramsbury Crowood Press 2004 1861267045 / 9781861267047 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
192 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. "6 June 1944 saw the Allied invasion of occupied Europe - one of the riskiest military operations of World War Two. The part played by air power in the success of the operation was crucial. This was the greatest concentration of striking power ever seen: 12,000 combat aircraft. Fighter-bombers such as the P-47 Thunderbolt and Hawker Typhoon bombed, strafed and rocketed tactical targets with great accuracy, while strategic bombers, escorted by hundreds of fighters, targeted bridges, marshalling yards, coastal guns and military stores. Other aircraft flew sophisticated decoy operations and hundreds of transports dropped paratroops or released gliders. In this, the only full-length book on the subject, Ken Delve examines the air campaign from the pre-invasion bombing strategy that prepared the battlefield to the massive air effort that accompanied the actual assault and the air umbrella during the vital weeks following the landings. Originally published in 1994, (it) has been substantially enlarged, re-illustrated and completely reset (providing) comprehensive coverage of this vital air campaign." Small bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of front hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
F.S.P. - AN N.C.O.'s DESCRIPTION OF HIS AND OTHERS' FIRST SIX MONTHS OF WAR, JANUARY 1st - JUNE 1st 1940.  (FIELD SECURITY PERSONNEL.), Gwynn-Browne, Arthur.
8 Gwynn-Browne, Arthur. F.S.P. - AN N.C.O.'s DESCRIPTION OF HIS AND OTHERS' FIRST SIX MONTHS OF WAR, JANUARY 1st - JUNE 1st 1940. (FIELD SECURITY PERSONNEL.)
London Chatto & Windus 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Fair 
159 pp, 7 1/2" H. "Sergeant Gwynn-Browne is in Field Security Personnel. He joined up 1939. Being a soldier is a new experience for him. 'F.S.P.' begins on a parade ground; it ends on Dunkirk beaches; in between it says a lot that has not been said before. Sergeant Gwynn-Browne is a character - (and) he is subtly and devastatingly and unexpectedly funny. The solemn and ceremonious business of standing in a line being counted is funny; so is the dubious pleasure of living on a Flemish farm with a 'very premeating little pig' as a co-billettee. Routine, discomfort, uncertainty, danger - they are all funny as Sergeant Gwynn-Browne sees them. But there is another side to the picture. There is Dunkirk with the soldiers waiting patiently on the beaches as the town blazes and the bombs fall. There is the 'honour and humanity' we are fighting for, and the new world we hope for. Indeed there is as much seriousness as of laughter in this book; and every reader will find himself in the company not only of a lively jester, but also of an original and thoughtful personality." Several small creases at bottom corner of title page - some indentation on a few subsequent pages, page leaf 13/14 has bee roughly trimmed at bottom edge, small shallow bump on front edge of spine, light edge wear, wrinkling at bottom and top of spine, light browning to edges of text block - small faint stain on top . Dust jacket is price-clipped, has a piece missing at bottom of front panel, several edge tears (one with old tape on inside) and edge chips light browning - a little more at edges and on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
9 Miquelon, Dale. DUGARD OF ROUEN: FRENCH TRADE TO CANADA AND THE WEST INDIES, 1729-1770.
Montreal McGill - Queen's University Press 1978 0773502998 / 9780773502994 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
282 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables, map. "From the letters and fragmentary accounts of Robert Dugard of Rouen, Professor Miquelon has brought to life the history of an eighteenth-century trading company. Robert Dugard and his associates were men who came of age at the right moment to capitalize on the political and financial stability of France during the thirty years after Utrecht, and on the widening opportunities of colonial trade. Their Societe du Canada was founded in 1729 to handle the Quebec trade, but soon they were also testing the sugar island trade. By 1742 their business with the West Indies was more profitable than their Canadian trade. But catastrophe trod upon the heels of success: between 1744 and 1748 most of their fleet was lost to shipwreck and war. Of the three remaining ships one was broken up, another relegated to the fishery, and the third given over to sugar hauling. At Quebec, Dugard's factors, Havy and Lefebvre, had remained and prospered in the fur trade, Labrador sealing, and the trade with France. Professor Miquelon describes their activities, which continued until their business was completely destroyed by the Conquest of Canada." Bump to top of spine, three corners have tiny or small bump. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE HISTORY OF THE 51st HIGHLAND DIVISION 1939-1945., Salmond, J.B.
10 Salmond, J.B. THE HISTORY OF THE 51st HIGHLAND DIVISION 1939-1945.
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh, 1953. 
287 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover (red cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold insignia on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "This is the tale of an infantryman whose weapon was essentially a sword, although that sword was fixed on the end of a rifle and designated a bayonet. It is the tale of a Scottish infantryman, who was essentially a clansman with all the glorious traditions, estimable prejudices, and fortunate relatio n s h i p s o f a clansman. In this particular tale each clan was a regiment with its own chief and its own particular significance of territory. Clan jealousy and clan pride formed the separate strength of each unit, and, by their very division s, m ad e of a l l th e clans that Unity known as the 51st Highland Division...." Very light browning to pages, light cigarette odor, browning to edges of textblock, light waviness to top of textblock, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of sp ine , b oo k s lig ht ly co ck ed, a few light soiling marks on exterior. Good+ 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.  3 VOLUMES.  VOL. I: SIX YEARS OF WAR: ARMY IN CANADA, BRITAIN AND PACIFIC / VOL. II: CANADIANS IN ITALY, 1943-1945 / VOL. III: VICTORY CAMPAIGN: OPERATIONS IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945., Stacey, C.P., Colonel & Nicholson, GW.L., Lt.-Col.
11 Stacey, C.P., Colonel & Nicholson, GW.L., Lt.-Col. OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR. 3 VOLUMES. VOL. I: SIX YEARS OF WAR: ARMY IN CANADA, BRITAIN AND PACIFIC / VOL. II: CANADIANS IN ITALY, 1943-1945 / VOL. III: VICTORY CAMPAIGN: OPERATIONS IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 1944-1945.
Ottawa Department of National Defence Corrected Hard Cover Very Good Varied Maps drawn by Captain C.C.J. Bond. 
629 pp., 807 pp., 770 pp., large 8vo (9 7/8" H), red cloth, gilt lettering/decoration. 3 volume set - Volume I is the 1956 second printing (corrected), Volumes II is the 1966 fourth printing (corrected) and Volume III is the 1966 second printing (corrected). B&w photographs. B&w and colour maps (many fold-out) - collated. Colour endpaper maps in vols. II & III. Colour frontispieces in all volumes. Volume I "deals with events in Canada, with the experience of the Army in Britain (including the raiding operations conducted from the British base), and with the war against Japan. The operations at Dieppe and Hong Kong are described more fully than in any previous account." Volume II "describes in detail the Canadian Army's part in the Italian campaign - from the invasion of Sicily in July 1943 to the transfer of the 1st Canadian Corps to North-West Europe in the spring of 1945. It rounds out the story of the campaign with an account of the final Allied offensive which ended with the capitulation of the German forces in Italy." Volume III "describes in detail the Canadian Army's part in the North-West European campaign - from the invasion of France on D Day, 6 June 1944, to the final capitulation of the German forces in May 1945. It rounds out the story of the campaign with an account of the repatriation of the Canadian Army and the work of the Canadian Army Occupation Force." All dust jackets are now protected in mylar sleeves. This is a heavy set and will require extra postage to most destinations. Volumes have light edge wear - mainly on bottom edges; wrinkling at top/bottom of spines - more at the bottom; volume I has wrinkling on spine and light browning to edges of text block; volume III has one very small corner repair, a corner crease on page vii and a fold down the rear pastedown map - mis-aligned during manufacture. The condition of the dust jackets vary - volume I is poor with chips, tears, edge wrinkling/creasing, light soiling/rubbing. Volumes II & III are Good- and have light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling and several edge tears with creases - volume three has small chip at top of front flap-fold. All volumes have light browning - mainly on spine, top edge and flap-folds. 
Price: 150.00 USD
 


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