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1 THE POST-OFFICE ANNUAL DIRECTORY FOR 1836-37: CONTAINING AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE MERCHANTS, TRADERS, MANUFACTURERS, AND PRINCIPAL INHABITANTS: AND A SECOND LIST OF THE NAMES OF MERCHANTS, MANUFACTURERS AND TRADERS, IN GLASGOW AND SUBURBS.
Glasgow John Graham (For the Letter-Carriers of the Post-Office) 1836 Half-Leather Good- 
xv, 341, 118 pp, 7 1/8" H. Brown leather spine and corners, marbled paper-covered boards, black leather title label on spine with gilt lettering, additional gilt date and decoration, blindstamped design. Small label at top of front pastedown: "J. Carss & Co., Bookbinders, 31, Argyle Street, Glasgow." Title page continues: "Classed and Arranged Under Each Distinct Head of Trade or Profession: With a Street Directory: and An Appendix Containing many Useful Lists. Ninth Publication." The first section (xv pp) consists of a Calendar (July, 1836 to December, 1837); Stamp Duties; Index. The second section (341 pp) contains Alphabetical List of Streets, Squares, Places &c. With a Reference to their Situation; Letter Carriers; Glasgow Post-Office Directory (arranged by name); Glasgow Post-Office Directory, Arranged by Profession. The final section (118 pp) is an Appendix of additional information, including: Postages; Foreign Post Towns; English Post-Towns; Penny-Posts in England; Irish Post-Towns; Penny-Posts in Ireland; Scotch Post Towns; Penny-Posts in Scotland; Magistrates, &c.; Hackney Coaches; Porters; Agents for Traders; Harbour Dues; Carriers' Quarters; Messengers at Arms; Tide Tables, etc., etc. Two small ink stains on page 275, inside hinges are a little weak but holding well, moderate staining to edges of endpapers from leather binding - migrates into several adjacent pages, small number in ink on front free endpaper, browning/darkening to edges of text block, wear to marbled boards and leather, staining on hinges. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
YESTERDAY'S TOWN: WELLINGTON.  A DIARY OF A WEST COUNTRY TOWN IN THE 19th CENTURY., Allen, Gillian.
2 Allen, Gillian. YESTERDAY'S TOWN: WELLINGTON. A DIARY OF A WEST COUNTRY TOWN IN THE 19th CENTURY.
Buckingham Barracuda 1987 0860232921 / 9780860232926 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
124 pp, small 4to (10 7/16" H). Number 368 of a limited edition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "(I)t is the detail of the 19th century record which attracts us most; the people who lived in specific houses like the Millers, Langleys and Merediths; the controversy about the three posts outside the White Hart Inn; the shops that changed from bank to fishmonger, from watchmaker to cobbler, from Bell Inn to basketmaker; the man who dug a canal in his garden to employ poor people; the ten-year-old who died when her pinny caught fire; the horse that took nine men to the gallows. Here too is the fire brigade whose captain refused entry to his own team as his cottage blazed away; the riots when a cemetery was proposed; the earliest chapels built and closed; Ann Pain, who stole a bullock's heart on St. Valentine's Day; Mr Marks, who lost 50 Pounds at Wellington Fair; elderly Maria Strippling, sentenced to seven days' labour for pinching threepennorth of hay; and the 4,703 tramps who came to Wellington in 1865. Transport changed the town, when the turnpikes, canal, railway and finally motorcar came. The first car owner was heavily fined; the first acceptable motor hit the Town Hall. Taverns prospered, and there were 75 at one time or another. Thirteen survive. The greatest change of all came with the Great War - 'our old world has gone forever' said the local 'rag'. That world is recreated (here) - in a fluent, fascinating and fact-packed narrative and some 200 pictures, many of them rare, and most unique to this book." Book is slightly cocked. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top edge, a few small faint indentations on panels, minor rubbing. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
A PROSPECT OF GRAY'S INN., Cowper, Francis.  Foreword by Hon. Sir William McNair.
3 Cowper, Francis. Foreword by Hon. Sir William McNair. A PROSPECT OF GRAY'S INN.
Stevens & Sons, London, 1951, first edition. 
187 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. Presents "a view over the long and varied history of Gray's Inn from the Middle Ages till to-day. For the lover of London and the social historian, no less than for the lawyers, the f ascination of the Inns of Court is irresistible. But this is more than a story of an Inn of Court and its members, or even of its six centuries of change in the shape of our legal system and the ways of the lawyers at study, at work and at p l a y . H ere Gray's Inn, starting as a manor house in the fields outside London, grows and changes as the city reaches out to enclose it. It feels the impact of religious change and civil war. Tudor, Stuart, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian L on do n gr ow up around it. The bombs of two wars devastate it. Yet through every transformation its continuity is unbroken. And the Author demonstrates the essential part which that continuity plays in safeguarding the conception of freedom un der th e rul e o f wa r." Scattered tiny light foxing marks throughout pages, foxing on endpapers and edges of textblock, dust soiling on top of textblock, small closed tear (archivally taped) at top of pages 113 to 130, light edge rubbing, f ain t di scol or atio n on c l oth on boards. Dust jacket has light browning and scattered foxing, light edge wear/wrinkling, small chips and tears - some with creases. Good/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PICKWICK PAPERS.  (THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB.), Dickens, Charles.  (Boz.)
4 Dickens, Charles. (Boz.) THE PICKWICK PAPERS. (THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB.)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
816 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. Dickens' first novel, following "Sketches by Boz". A group of sporting gentlemen range around England by coach, meeting unique characters and getting into unusual situations. The book introduces the popular figure Sam Weller, the fixer/servant to Mr. Pickwick, a wealthy, retiree and president of the Club. Minor colour loss on front pastedown, minor wear at corners of covers, very minor wear at top of spine. Slipcase has moderate edge/corner wear, loss of paper at top/bottom rear edges, light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
JOHN PRINCE:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS., Douglas, R. Alan, edited and with introduction by.  Foreword by William G. Davis.
5 Douglas, R. Alan, edited and with introduction by. Foreword by William G. Davis. JOHN PRINCE: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1980 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H) - red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine. No. 844 of Twelve Hundred and Fifty Copies of this Volume prnted for the Champlain Society. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "John Prince was undoubtedly one of the most colourful individuals to reside in Upper Canada during the half century that preceded Confederation. (The mythology that had grown up around his memory in southwestern Ontario identified him as the product of an illegal marriage between George IV and Maria Anne Fitzherbert.) His eventful career as an attorney, politician, soldier, entrepreneur, and jurist caused him to become a legend in his own lifetime both in Essex County, where he resided at Sandwich from his arrival in 1833 until 1860, and in Sault Ste Marie where he spent the last ten years of his life as Judge of the Algoma District. In the legislature his independence and erratic individualism soon earned him the reputation of a political maverick. Business interests and entrepreneurial instincts attracted him to railway and banking ventures as early as the 1830s. Individualist and eccentric though he was, John Prince was still very much a man of his age." Minor wear at corners. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
INHERITANCE.  THE FIRST BOOK OF AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY., Drinkwater, John.
6 Drinkwater, John. INHERITANCE. THE FIRST BOOK OF AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
Henry Holt, New York, (1931), Ist U.S. edition. 
239 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with silver lettering/decoration on spine, silver coach and horses on front board) - no dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photos. English poet and playwright John Drinkwater's biography up until about the age of sixteen, covering his family background and their involvement with coaching inns, his early interest in the theatre and his school days. Interior - bequest bookplate on free front endpaper, very light browning to endpapers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, spine color darkened, browning to fore-edge of textblock, light rubbing. G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PUB NAMES OF BRITAIN.  THE STORIES BEHIND OVER 10,000 NAMES., Dunkling, Leslie and Wright, Gordon.
7 Dunkling, Leslie and Wright, Gordon. PUB NAMES OF BRITAIN. THE STORIES BEHIND OVER 10,000 NAMES.
JM Dent, London, 1994, second edition. 
305 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1857973429 Colour plates. "From 'A Bit on the Side' and 'The Swan with Two Necks' to 'The Laughing Fish' and 'The World Turned Upside Down', Britain's pubs and inns are steeped in tradition and folklore....(this book) investigates the stories, legends, history and meaning behind 10,000 different pub names. Ranging from heraldry and local heroes, military achievements and natural history to professions, pastimes, sports, visual jokes and verbal puns , t h e o rigins of each of the pub names is explained. Scores of extra entries examine the general background to names: from cricket, blood sports and literary references to place names, numbers, and women in pub names. With over 100 colour pho to g ra ph s, an Introduction and a Postscript on modern trends, this is a superb guide to a peculiarly British institution." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light creases on concave spine, very light edge we ar , l igh t w r ink ling at top edge of front cover, area of tiny indentations on front cover that migrate into preliminary pages. Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Grant, Michael. Introduction by Andrew Wallace-Hadrill. POMPEII & HERCULANEUM: CITIES OF VESUVIUS.
London Folio Society 2005 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Reginald Piggott, maps. 
196 pp, 9 15/16" H. Bound in khaki-coloured full cloth, blocked with a design in black and gold by Nick Hardcastle, gold lettering on spine. Map endpapers, colour plates, b&w plans/maps. **No slipcase or dust jacket.** Contents: Introduction; Author's Preface; Acknowledgements; The History of Pompeii and Herculaneum; Vesuvius; The Towns and Their Meeting Places; Temples, Gods and Goddesses, and Philosophers; Private Houses in Town and Country; Paintings, Mosaics and Furniture; Farms and Trades; Public Life and Sexual Life; Epilogue; Select Bibliography; Index. "The text of this edition is that of the (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1971) first edition, with minor emendations." Small light bump at top corner of both boards. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PIONEER INNS & TAVERNS.  VOLUME V. THE ORIGINS OF TAVERN NAMES AND SIGNS IN GREAT BRITAIN AND AMERICA., Guillet, Edwin C.
9 Guillet, Edwin C. PIONEER INNS & TAVERNS. VOLUME V. THE ORIGINS OF TAVERN NAMES AND SIGNS IN GREAT BRITAIN AND AMERICA.
Self-published, Toronto, 1962. Limited to 600 copies - this copy not numbered. 
94 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (green cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. 148 B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Tavern Names and Signs; Taverns in Literature; Names of Canadian and American Taverns. Includes reproductions of Ontario Hotel Covers. Very light edge wear. VG+ 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
ENGLAND-BY-THE-SEA: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO.  (ENGLAND BY THE SEA.), Gundrey, Elizabeth.  Foreword by Michael Montague.
10 Gundrey, Elizabeth. Foreword by Michael Montague. ENGLAND-BY-THE-SEA: WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE AND THINGS TO DO. (ENGLAND BY THE SEA.)
Severn Huse, London, 1982. 
160 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0727820168 B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Roman forts: invaders and invaded; Castles of the Middle Ages; Tudor and Stuart defences; 19th-century fortificatio ns; Historic buildings: palatial and workaday; Historic ships: great and small; Emigrants and refugees; Smugglers through the centuries; Shipwrecks and marine archaeology; Coastal churches; Museums of maritime interest; Seaside resorts: tradi t i o n a l style; Piers for pleasure; Sailing, marinas and races; Boat-trips; Maritime ceremonies; Sand and shingle beaches to explore; Cliffs and rocks: the dramatic coast; Beachcombing among rocks and pools; Fossils for the finding; Coastal walk s wi th a v ie w ; The coast by bus; Islands accessible from the shore; Birds of beach and cliff; Fish from English waters; Lighthouses: beacons of the the night; Life-saving: coastguards and volunteers; Lifeboats and lifeboatmen; The Navy on view ; Com mer cia l p ort s at work; Fishermen today; A taste of England-by-the-sea; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny dint and one slight line indentation on rear board. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Line in de ntat ion acro ss r ear pa nel, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
OVER FEN AND WOLD., Hissey, James John.  Illustrated by the author.
11 Hissey, James John. Illustrated by the author. OVER FEN AND WOLD.
Macmillan, London, 1898, first edition. 
444 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover (dark brown cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w illustrations - collated. "The following pages contain the chronicle of a leisurely and most enjoyable driving tour through a portion of Eastern England little esteemed and almost wholly, if not quite, negelected by the average tourist, for Lincolnshire is generally deemed to be a flat land, mostly consisting of Fens, and with but small, or no scenic attract ions. We, however, found Lincolnshire to be a country of hills as well as of Fens, and we were charmed with the scenery thereof, which is none the less beautiful because neither famed nor fashionable." The author describes the landscape, ar c h i t e c t ure, history, social and agricultural life, folkore, etc. of the area. 1/2" x 1" piece missing from fore-edge of page159/160, very light browning in margins and gutters of pages, light browning to edges of text block, wear at corners, w ri nk li ng /w ea r and tiny tears top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, three tiny scuffs on rear edge of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE SWAN, LAVENHAM., Innes, Hammond.  Illustrated by Aldo Cosomati.
12 Innes, Hammond. Illustrated by Aldo Cosomati. THE SWAN, LAVENHAM.
Trust House Hotels, n.p., 1972, 3rd printing. 
Unpaginated (12 pp + covers), 6 1/16" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Blue, black & white illustrations, including double-page floor plan at centre. A brief history of the Swan Hotel, Lavenham, Suffolk. Interior - clean and tight with no previo us ownership marks. Exterior - clean. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SKETCH BOOK. (CONTAINING: RIP VAN WINKLE; THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW; THE SPECTRE BRIDEGROOM; THE BROKEN HEART; RURAL LIFE IN ENGLAND; THE CHRISTMAS DINNER; STRATFORD-ON-AVON; TRAITS OF INDIAN CHARACTER; THE ANGLER; PHILIP OF POKANOKET;  ET AL.), Irving, Washington.
13 Irving, Washington. THE SKETCH BOOK. (CONTAINING: RIP VAN WINKLE; THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW; THE SPECTRE BRIDEGROOM; THE BROKEN HEART; RURAL LIFE IN ENGLAND; THE CHRISTMAS DINNER; STRATFORD-ON-AVON; TRAITS OF INDIAN CHARACTER; THE ANGLER; PHILIP OF POKANOKET; ET AL.)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good Frank Pember. 
410 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page, integral ribbon bookmark. Contents: The Author's Account of Himself; The Voyage; Roscoe; The Wife; Rip Van Winkle; English Writers on America; Rural Life in England; The Broken Heart; The Art of Book-Making; A Royal Poet; The Country Church; The Widow and Her Son; A Sunday in London; The Boar's Head Tavern, Eastcheap; The Mutability of Literature; Rural Funerals; The Inn Kitchen; The Spectre Bridegroom; Westminster Abbey; Christmas; The Stage Coach; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; The Christmas Dinner; London Antiques; Little Britain; Stratford-on-Avon; Traits of Indian Character; Philip of Pokanoket; John Bull; The Pride of the Village; The Angler; The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; L'Envoy. Small round label on front free endpaper, tiny dent on preliminary pages, very light edge wear. Slipcase has light edge wear - a bit more at top/bottom rear edges, rubbing on bottom panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
OAKVILLE AND THE SIXTEEN:  THE HISTORY OF AN ONTARIO PORT., Mathews, Hazel C.  Line drawings by Juliet Chisholm.
14 Mathews, Hazel C. Line drawings by Juliet Chisholm. OAKVILLE AND THE SIXTEEN: THE HISTORY OF AN ONTARIO PORT.
University of Toronto Press, n.p., 1953, Ist edition. 
521 pp, large 8vo(9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w drawings, photos, color plates. "...traces the development of a typical Ontario lake port and pictures social life at the various stages of the town's development. The history is complet e, beginning with the earliest settlement and ending at a period in which Oakville has changed its character completely...(Mrs. Mathews) has given an intimate picture of the people, houses, and public buildings of Oakville, and of activities a l o n g ' The Sixteen', the creek which has been so important to its life...She places the development of the village and town in its proper setting in Ontario history, with the result that the reader learns not only about Oakville but about the s oc ia l hi s tory of Southern Ontario over a long period..." Previous owner's name in red ink on free front endpaper, light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has chips and t ear s, su rfa ce paper loss at top of front panel, edge wear/creases, light fading to spine color, now protected in a mylar sleeve. Very Good/Fair 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  JUNE, 1956.  VOL. XXXIV.  NO. 138., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (W.Y. Carman, T.H. McGuffie, Major G. Tylden, Lt-Col. H.L. Boultbee, C.T. Atkinson, Major H.P.E. Pereira, Lt.-Col. Peter Young, Captain P.E. Abbott, P.R. Cadell, G.O. Rickword, Major H.G. Parkyn, E. Pye, et al.)
15 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (W.Y. Carman, T.H. McGuffie, Major G. Tylden, Lt-Col. H.L. Boultbee, C.T. Atkinson, Major H.P.E. Pereira, Lt.-Col. Peter Young, Captain P.E. Abbott, P.R. Cadell, G.O. Rickword, Major H.G. Parkyn, E. Pye, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. JUNE, 1956. VOL. XXXIV. NO. 138.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1956. 
Paging runs 47 - 94, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 6 pages sepiatone illustrations, 1 map, 1 b&w drawing. Contents include: The Scots Fusilier Guards, 1838; Recruiting the Ranks of the Regular British Army during the French Wars; The Ro yal Canadian Rifle Regiment, 1840 to 1870; The Uganda Rifles and Major Martyr's Nile Expedition of 1898; Four Indian Army Panormas; A Light Dragoon in the Peninsula / Notes: The "Lambton Cap" of the 68th Foot; Lieutenant Thomas Abbott, 96th R e g i m e n t of Foot; Uniform of the 3rd West Riding of Yorkshire Rifle Volunteer Corps, 1873-1875; The 11th Foot at Roucoux, 11th October, 1746; Billeting in Inns in the Eighteenth Century; Sir T. Livingstone Mitchell, D.C.L., F.R.G.S.; The Br i ti sh a t Br ih ue ga ; Colours for Great War Units; etc. Questions; Replies. Museum Supplement No. 27 June, 1956 laid in. Interior - minor browning to pages, bump at top of page gutters, book cracked at two places, otherwise clean and tight w it h n o o the r own ers hip ma rks. Exterior - light edge wear, moderate edge wrinkling, small tear across spine and small tear at top of front hinge, minor soiling, soft crease down rear cover, large corner crease on front cover, very light brow nin g - dark er o n spin e an d on rea r cover, bump to top of spine, two small light stains on rear cover, issue number written in ink on spine. Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
16 Merritt, Richard; Butler, Nancy; Power, Michael, eds. (Joy Ormsby, Bruce G. Wilson, Brian Leigh Dunnigan, Elizabeth Severin, Dorothy Duncan, Peter Moogk, Charles G. Roland, et al.) Foreword by J.M.S. Careless. THE CAPITAL YEARS: NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, 1792-1796.
Toronto Dundurn 1991 1550021494 / 9781550021493 First Edition Soft Cover with Self Flaps Very Good+ 
256 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps, plans, reproductions. "Published to celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of the opening of the first parliament of Upper Canada. Nine scholars have contributed to this book, which explores the daily life of the inhabitants during the time period 1792-1796 when the area served as the capital of Upper Canada. (It) presents a detailed look at how the people of the area lived two hundred years ago. Various aspects of life are explored - from the clothing they wore to the homes they lived in, the transportation networks they used, and the taverns where they spent their leisure time. Other topics covered include the political culture, military life, early town planning, religious beliefs, food and medical understanding." Inside - slight indentation from edge of rear flap and last few pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
CALL TO ARMS: THE BRITISH ARMY 1914-18., Messenger, Charles.
17 Messenger, Charles. CALL TO ARMS: THE BRITISH ARMY 1914-18.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2005 0297846957 / 9780297846956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
574 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs. "(B)y the end of the war, over 8.5 million men had been recruited by Britain and the average field strength of its armies was 3.3 million men. For the first time, Britain found itself obliged to field land forces equal to those of its Continental neighbours. Moreover, however uncertain its beginnings, by 1918 this was an army that had become the most effective fighting force on the Western Front. In this exceptional account of the administration of the British Army in the First World War, Messenger charts how this unprecedented new force was raised, trained and deployed. He looks in detail at the problems of recruitment and training and at the difficulties of integrating regular troops with volunteers, and, later, conscripted men. The central question of manpower, both on the home front and in the trenches, above all after the first enthusiastic flood of volunteers had dried up, is examined in illuminating depth. He decribes how morale was sustained among men wholly unused to military life but fighting a war in which death was dealt out on an industrial scale. He looks, too, at the role of women, who for the first time played a significant role in a major conflict. Discipline, courts martial, the treatment of the wounded, the provision of clothing, the huge difficulties of feeding such a vast force, the awarding of medals and other honours, officer selection and the training of the Staff are just some of the themes in this magisterial new survey of the organization of Britain's Army in the First World War. Very slight cigarette odor. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS.  TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE., Moodie, Susanna.  Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall.
18 Moodie, Susanna. Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall. LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS. TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1959 Hard Cover Very Good - Good+ 
298 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). Eight b&w plates plus fold-out map - collated. Includes the author's introduction to her novel, "Mark Hurdlestone". "Mrs. Moodie, a refined and sophisticated person by upbringing and inclination, looks, not back, but about her at the relatively advanced society which had grown up in the clearings along the 'front' of the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario. Here we are concerned, not with the woodsman's axe and the primitive struggle against nature, not with the solitary but with social man. Mrs. Moodie is quite sure that this society is in a much healthier condition than the one she had known in England: She associates the improvement with the mixing of the classes in the new society and thinks that the absence of convention and prejudice in the relations between various occupational groups is partly due to a 'friendly' American influence. She likes the greater liveliness in social intercourse, and better still she likes the way in which the stripping away of the old preconceptions makes possible a true estimate of a man's worth which she sees simply as the sum of his native ability, his industry, his moral training and his education." First published in 1853 . Minor browning to pages, light cigarette odor, a few tiny light stains in top margin of pages 264 & 265, light browning to edges of textblock, minor wrinking at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edgewear/wrinkling, light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, a few tiny water marks on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
19 Moodie, Susanna. Edited and introduced by Robert L. McDougall. LIFE IN THE CLEARINGS. TO WHICH IS ADDED THIS AUTHOR'S INTRODUCTION TO MARK HURDLESTONE.
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1966 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good 
298 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). Map endpapers. Eight b&w plates plus facsimile of first edition (1853) title page - collated. Includes the author's introduction to her novel, "Mark Hurdlestone". "Mrs. Moodie, a refined and sophisticated person by upbringing and inclination, looks, not back, but about her at the relatively advanced society which had grown up in the clearings along the 'front' of the St. Lawrence and Lake Ontario. Here we are concerned, not with the woodsman's axe and the primitive struggle against nature, not with the solitary but with social man. Mrs. Moodie is quite sure that this society is in a much healthier condition than the one she had known in England: She associates the improvement with the mixing of the classes in the new society and thinks that the absence of convention and prejudice in the relations between various occupational groups is partly due to a 'friendly' American influence. She likes the greater liveliness in social intercourse, and better still she likes the way in which the stripping away of the old preconceptions makes possible a true estimate of a man's worth which she sees simply as the sum of his native ability, his industry, his moral training and his education." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one crease across spine, very small bump to top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has moderate edge wear/wrinkling, tiny edge tears and chips - archivally taped, light rubbing, minor soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
20 Peacock, David and Peacock, Suzanne. OLD OAKVILLE: A CHARACTER STUDY OF THE TOWN'S EARLY BUILDINGS AND OF THE MEN WHO BUILT THEM.
Toronto Hounslow 1995 0888820402 / 9780888820402 Second Printing Soft Cover Very Good David Peacock 
138 pp, small square 4to (10" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w line drawings, plans, photographs, map. "(A) chronological record illustrating the architectural styles of forty-five of the town's nineteenth-century buildings. From the simple farm cottage to the stately mansion, from the first public houses to the churches of the last quarter of the century, this book depicts the dwellings and commercial buildings that provide Oakville with its unique character." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing, light wear at top/bottom of rear hinge, soft corner creases on rear cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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