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CANADIAN PAPERS IN RURAL HISTORY.  VOLUME VIII., Akenson, Donald H., ed.  (R.M. McInnis, Cathy E. Kindquist, Angela E. Davis, Brian Titley, Julian Gwyn, Gerard Bouchard, Regis Thibeault, Robert E. Ankli, Bruce S. Elliott, W.M. Elofson.)
1 Akenson, Donald H., ed. (R.M. McInnis, Cathy E. Kindquist, Angela E. Davis, Brian Titley, Julian Gwyn, Gerard Bouchard, Regis Thibeault, Robert E. Ankli, Bruce S. Elliott, W.M. Elofson.) CANADIAN PAPERS IN RURAL HISTORY. VOLUME VIII.
Langdale, Gananoque, Ontario, 1992. 
327 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (gray cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. ISBN 1895158036 Charts, graphs, maps. Contents: Foreword; Perpectives on Ontario Agriculture, 1815-1930; Migration and Madness on the Upper Canadian Frontier, 1841-1850; "Country Homemakers": The Daily Lives of Prairie Women as Seen Through the Woman's Page of The Grain Growers' Guide 1908-1928; Transition to Settlement. The Peace Hills Indian Agency, 1884-1890; Golden Age or Bronze Moment? Wealth and Poverty in Nova Scotia: The 1850s and 1860s; Change and Continuity in the Saguenay. Agriculture: The Evolution of Production and Yields (1852-1971); Ontario's Dairy Industry, 1880-1920; Emigration from South Leinster to Eastern Upper Canada; Adapting to the Frontier Environment: The Ranching Industry in Western Canada, 1881-1914." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
VIMY., Berton, Pierre.
2 Berton, Pierre. VIMY.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1986 0771013396 / 9780771013393 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
336 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w maps. "On a chill Easter Monday in 1917, with a blizzard blowing in their faces, the four divisions of the Canadian Corps in France did what neither the British nor the French armies had been able to do in more than two years of fighting. They seized and held the best-defended German bastion on the Western Front - a muddy scarp known as the Vimy Ridge. The French, who had lost 150,000 men trying to take the ridge, didn't believe it could be done. Nor did the Germans; even the British were skeptical. But the Canadians triumphed. They went over the top at dawn; by lunch time, most of the ridge was in their hands - at a cost of only ten thousand casualties. How could an army of civilians from a nation without a military tradition secure the first enduring Imperial victory in thirty-two months of warfare? The answer, as Pierre Berton makes vividly clear in his haunting account, was precisely that these men were civilians, with flexible minds unfettered by military rules." Minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edgewear/wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Berton, Pierre. VIMY.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1986 0771013396 / 9780771013393 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
336 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w maps. "On a chill Easter Monday in 1917, with a blizzard blowing in their faces, the four divisions of the Canadian Corps in France did what neither the British nor the French armies had been able to do in more than two years of fighting. They seized and held the best-defended German bastion on the Western Front - a muddy scarp known as the Vimy Ridge. The French, who had lost 150,000 men trying to take the ridge, didn't believe it could be done. Nor did the Germans; even the British were skeptical. But the Canadians triumphed. They went over the top at dawn; by lunch time, most of the ridge was in their hands - at a cost of only ten thousand casualties. How could an army of civilians from a nation without a military tradition secure the first enduring Imperial victory in thirty-two months of warfare? The answer, as Pierre Berton makes vividly clear in his haunting account, was precisely that these men were civilians, with flexible minds unfettered by military rules." Previous owner's signature, place and date in ink on free front endpaper; book very slightly cocked; one very small corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear (with a few tiny tears) - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds one edge tear with doft creases - archivally taped, light rubbing on rear panel, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BICKERSTETH DIARIES 1914-1918., Bickersteth, John, editor.  Introduction by John Terraine.  Foreword by Donald Coggan.
4 Bickersteth, John, editor. Introduction by John Terraine. Foreword by Donald Coggan. THE BICKERSTETH DIARIES 1914-1918.
London Leo Cooper 1996 0850525462 / 9780850525465 Soft Cover Very Good 
332 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w illustrations. "The Bickersteth War Diary was begun in August 1914 by Ella Monier-Williams Bickersteth, at the urgings of her son Burgon, with the idea of sharing the news of happenings in Europe with another son who was in Australia at the time. She was to continue it for four and a half years and then resumed her task during the Second World War. The resulting volumes, full of newspaper clippings and letters have been edited by her grandson to present a personal look at the life of a family that provided soldiers and chaplains to the British Army and suffered the loss and heartache that were common to many families of that time." Interior - clean and tight with no ownership marks. Exterior - small creases at bottom corner of front cover, very light rubbing, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Bickersteth, John, editor. Introduction by John Terraine. Foreword by Donald Coggan. THE BICKERSTETH DIARIES 1914-1918.
London Leo Cooper 1996 0850525462 / 9780850525465 Soft Cover Very Good 
332 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w illustrations. "The Bickersteth War Diary was begun in August 1914 by Ella Monier-Williams Bickersteth, at the urgings of her son Burgon, with the idea of sharing the news of happenings in Europe with another son who was in Australia at the time. She was to continue it for four and a half years and then resumed her task during the Second World War. The resulting volumes, full of newspaper clippings and letters have been edited by her grandson to present a personal look at the life of a family that provided soldiers and chaplains to the British Army and suffered the loss and heartache that were common to many families of that time." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - faint crease down spine, small shallow dent on spine, light rubbing, two tiny corner creases, very light browning to top of spine, light shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS AT MONTICELLO., Boyd, Julian P.
6 Boyd, Julian P. THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS AT MONTICELLO.
New York Oxford University Press 1964 First Edition. Soft Cover Very Good- Bernard Brussel-Smith, wood engravings. 
58 pp, 16mo (6 1/4" H), stapled in wraps with self-dust jacket. Oxford University Press 'Seasons Greetings 1964' card laid in. B&w illustrations. A look at Christmas customs and festivities in Colonial and post-Colonial Virginia. Interior - staples rusting lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wrinkling to dust jacket, several areas of color fading on dust jacket - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE, AD 284-430., Cameron, Averil.
7 Cameron, Averil. THE LATER ROMAN EMPIRE, AD 284-430.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1993 067451193X / 9780674511934 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
238 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "Marked by the shift of power from Rome to Constantinople and the Christianization of the Empire, this pivotal era requires a narrative and interpretative history of its own. Averil Cameron, an authority on later Roman and early Byzantine history and culture, captures the vigor and variety of the fourth century, doing full justice to the enormous explosion of recent scholarship. After 100 year of political turmoil, civil war, and invasion, the Roman Empire that Diocletian inherited in A.D. 284 desperately needed the radical restructuring he gave its government and defenses. His successor Constantine, continued the revolution by adopting - for himself and the Empire - a vibrant new religion: Christianity. The fourth century was an era of wide cultural diversity, represented by figures as different as Julian the Apostate and St. Augustine. Cameron provides a vivid narrative of its events and explores central questions about the economy, social structure, urban life, and cultural multiplicity of the extended Empire. Examining the transformation of the Roman world into a Christian culture, she takes note of the competition between Christianity and Neoplatonism. And she paints a lively picture of the new imperial city of Constantinople. By combining literary, artistic, and archaeological evidence, she has produced an exciting record of social change." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing on panels - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
8 Cavalier, Julian. Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt. NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS.
Cranbury, New Jersey A.S. Barnes 1979 0498021211 / 9780498021213 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
215 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Railway stations are of great interest for their variety of styles and architectural designs, as well as for their historical aspects, many of which had pioneered the opening up of new communities in the past. One of the objects of this work is to show, pictorially, the variety of styles and designs of railroad station architecture that were built by various railroads in the United States and Canada. More than 300 photographs are presented in addition to some color views, most of which existed at the time of researching for this work." Dust jacket is price clipped top and bottom, light creasing to top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear/soiling. 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS., Cavalier, Julian.  Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt.
9 Cavalier, Julian. Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt. NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS.
Cranbury, New Jersey A.S. Barnes 1979 0498021211 / 9780498021213 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
215 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Railway stations are of great interest for their variety of styles and architectural designs, as well as for their historical aspects, many of which had pioneered the opening up of new communities in the past. One of the objects of this work is to show, pictorially, the variety of styles and designs of railroad station architecture that were built by various railroads in the United States and Canada. More than 300 photographs are presented in addition to some color views, most of which existed at the time of researching for this work." Dust jacket is price clipped at top and bottom, minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
"THE GREAT DOMINION": WINSTON CHURCHILL IN CANADA 1900-1954, Dilks, David.  With Richard Dilks.  Lady Soames, Foreword
10 Dilks, David. With Richard Dilks. Lady Soames, Foreword "THE GREAT DOMINION": WINSTON CHURCHILL IN CANADA 1900-1954
Toronto Thomas Allen 2005 0887621627 / 9780887621628 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
472 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(Churchill) visited Canada nine times over the first half of the twentieth century, travelled from coast to coast, and understood the country and its leaders - and people - in a way that few writers have appreciated. In (this book), Dilks has selected excerpts from newspapers, speeches, letters and diaries to bring to life every one of those visits, giving preference wherever possible to Churchill's own voice - and what a voice it was. This is a book for anyone interested in Canada's history or fascinated by the phenomenon that was Winston Churchill." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has several areas of light edge wrinkling, several line indentations on front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ADMIRAL BYRD OF ANTARCTICA., Gladych, Michael.  (Richard Byrd.)
11 Gladych, Michael. (Richard Byrd.) ADMIRAL BYRD OF ANTARCTICA.
Julian Messner, New York, (1962), 3rd printing. 
191 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. A fictionalized account for the younger reader, based on the author's knowledge of many of Byrd's closest friends and colored by his own experiences and love of flying. Light water marks to edges of text block and on front board, light edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has water/dye stain on inside of front panel, light edge wear, three small closed tears, minor foxing and light rubbing, small ghost sticker on front panel. VG-/G+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY., Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors.   (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)
12 Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors. (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.) SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1989 0870215795 / 9780870215797 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
396 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables and maps. "Indivdual essays provide general theories of maritime strategy, histories of seapower in action from the Peloponnesian wars onward, and contemporary views of the strategic uses of navies in both the West and the East." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Seapower and Landpower; Maritime Command: Mahan and Corbett; The Strategy-Tactics Relationship; Athens and Sparta; Maritime Strategy and the Punic Wars; England and Spain: 1567-1604; The Anglo-French Wars: 1689-1815; Naval Power in World War I; World War II: Allied and German Naval Strategies; World War II: U.S. and Japanese Naval Strategies; Seapower and Western Defense; Soviet Maritime Strategy; The Maritime Strategy of the U.S. Navy: Reading Excerpts; Maritime and Continental Strategies: An Important Question of Emphasis; Reflections; Index. Small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has one small edge tear archivally taped, rubbing to glossy surface, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY., Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors.   (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.)
13 Gray, Colin S. and Barnett, Roger W., editors. (John Gooch, Wayne P. Hughes, Jr., Barry Strauss, Alvin H. Bernstein, Alberto Coll, Robin Ranger, Williamson Murray, Jeffrey G. Barlow, Colin S. Gray, Roger W. Barnett.) SEAPOWER AND STRATEGY.
Annapolis, Maryland Naval Institute Press 1989 0870215795 / 9780870215797 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
396 pp, 9 1/4" H. Tables and maps. "Indivdual essays provide general theories of maritime strategy, histories of seapower in action from the Peloponnesian wars onward, and contemporary views of the strategic uses of navies in both the West and the East." Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Seapower and Landpower; Maritime Command: Mahan and Corbett; The Strategy-Tactics Relationship; Athens and Sparta; Maritime Strategy and the Punic Wars; England and Spain: 1567-1604; The Anglo-French Wars: 1689-1815; Naval Power in World War I; World War II: Allied and German Naval Strategies; World War II: U.S. and Japanese Naval Strategies; Seapower and Western Defense; Soviet Maritime Strategy; The Maritime Strategy of the U.S. Navy: Reading Excerpts; Maritime and Continental Strategies: An Important Question of Emphasis; Reflections; Index. Minor soiling to top of textblock, small area of excess glue on bottom of textblock, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, light to moderate rubbing to glossy surfaces - no color loss. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A GUN FOR SALE:  AN ENTERTAINMENT., Greene, Graham.
14 Greene, Graham. A GUN FOR SALE: AN ENTERTAINMENT.
London William Heinemann 1961 Uniform Edition. Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
243 pp, 7" H. Dark blue cloth with red title block/gilt lettering on spine. Number 6 in the Uniform Edition (with "6" on dust jacket spine). "(A)n unusual, arresting book, a curious blend of realism and fantasy, of vivid actual detail and dramatic symbolism. In bare content it is a triller - the story of a gunman who has been hired by an armament firm to kill the head of a European State. But it is not the story which is so arresting, it is the psychological background, sinister and sardonic, against which it moves and the ironic and bitter conception of society which animates it." Julian Huxley (from the dust jacket flap). Previous owner's name stamp on front/rear pastedown - hidden by dust jacket flaps, price sticker (15/- net) over original printed price (10s 6d), minor edge wear to boards, browning to edges of text block, minor wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump to top corner of boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear; light browning on spine, flap-folds and edges; light rubbing/soiling on rear panel; light wrinkling at bottom of spine; tiny faint liquid mark on spine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
TAPESTRY OF WAR:  A PRIVATE VIEW OF CANADIANS IN THE GREAT WAR., Gwyn, Sandra.
15 Gwyn, Sandra. TAPESTRY OF WAR: A PRIVATE VIEW OF CANADIANS IN THE GREAT WAR.
Toronto HarperCollins 1992 000215787X / 9780002157872 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
552 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "For some, like the aging man-about-town Agar Adamson, and the promising politician Talbot Papineau, the war was both the climax and the denouement of their careers. For others, like Harold Innis, just off an Ontario farm, the horror of the trenches changed the direction and purpose of their lives. For Vancouver secretary Grace MacPherson, war was a great adventure; for Ottawa socialite Ethel Chadwick, it was a wave that pushed her aside and left her stranded for life. For Max Aitken, better known as Lord Beaverbrook, it was an opportunity to be exploited. For Newfoundlander Owen Steele, it was an heroic duty that ended in a rain of bullets at Beaumont-Hamel. Sandra Gwyn has woven the intimate threads of these lives into a composite portrait that is overwhelming in its power." Minor wrinkle at top of hinges. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, tiny scuff on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
16 Hughes, Langston, editor. (Jackie Mabley, Cassius Clay, Dan Burley, Pigmeat Markham, Butterbeans & Susie, Mantan Moreland, Godfrey Cambridge, Dick Gregory, John H. Johnston, Ben Burns, Zora Neale Hurston, E.C.L. Adams, J. Mason Brewer, et al.) THE BOOK OF NEGRO HUMOR.
New York Dodd, Mead 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
265 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). Selected, edited and with many contributions by Langston Hughes. His "A Note on Humor" precedes the groupings headed: Cool Comics - Contemporary Comedy (Jackie Mabley, Cassius Clay, Dan Burley, Pigmeat Markham, Butterbeans and Susie, Mantan Moreland, Godfrey Cambridge and Dick Gregory); Jokes and Jive - From Then to Now; Pulpit and Pew - Parsons and Parishioners (John H. Johnson, Ben Burns, Zora Neale Hurston, E.C.L. Adams); Just For Fun - Pastime Verses; Down-Home Tales - Laughter from the South (J. Mason Brewer, Zora Neale Hurston); Laugh and Live - Biography and Autobiography (Booker T. Washington, Wendell Phillips Dabney, Roi Ottley, Robert E. Turner, Taylor Gordon, Zora Neale Hurston, L.D. Reddick, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King, Jr.); Tell It In Rhyme - Ballads and Songs; Nothing But the Blues - Traditional Couplets; The Jazz People - Tales of the Music World (W.C. Handy, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Danny Barker, Billie Holiday); Harlem Party Cards - Rustling up the Rent; Simple Speaks His Mind - Contemporary Commentary (Langston Hughes); Poets Write It Down - From Old New Orleans to Harlem (Armand Lanusse, Wendell P. Dabney, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Mary Effie Lee Newsome, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Ray Durem, Samuel Allen, Deborah Fuller Wess, Maria Evans, Ted Joans, Robert A. Johnson, LeRoi Jones, George H. Base, Julian Bond); Writers Grin and Bear It - Fact and Fiction (Alston Anderson, James Baldwin, George Houston Bass, Arna Bontemps, Dan Burley, Alice Childress, Alfred Duckett, Rudolph Fisher, Len W. Holt, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, John Killens, L.F. Palmer, Ted Poston, Richard Wright); Segregated Integration - Our Day and Times. Light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corner of front board, small slight bump to top corner of text block, very small light color stain on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds several small edge tears - some with creases, a few very small edge chips, light soiling on rear panel, slight fading to spine color, small areas of waviness on spine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
HELLS ANGELS AT WAR:  THE ALARMING STORY BEHIND THE HEADLINES.  (HELL'S ANGELS.), Lavigne, Yves.
17 Lavigne, Yves. HELLS ANGELS AT WAR: THE ALARMING STORY BEHIND THE HEADLINES. (HELL'S ANGELS.)
Toronto HarperCollins 1999 0002000245 / 9780002000246 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
466 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Veteran investigative reporter and best-selling author Yves Lavigne exposes the deadly politics and tactics used by outlaw motorcycle gangs as they fight for control of drug territory across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. The Hells Angels are the most violent and cunning of them all." Small crease at top corner of rear free endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, small crease/wrinkle at bottom edge of front panel, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 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.
18 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.
19 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
 
 
ANGELS OF DEATH:  INSIDE THE BIKERS' GLOBAL CRIME EMPIRE., Marsden, William and Sher, Julian.
20 Marsden, William and Sher, Julian. ANGELS OF DEATH: INSIDE THE BIKERS' GLOBAL CRIME EMPIRE.
Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2006, first edition. 
464 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0676977308 B&w photographs. "While the media has continued to toast the world's most famous Hells Angel, Sonny Barger, as an American legend, the facts tell another story - the Hells A ngels are America's major crime export. (The authors) investigate how - with an estimated 2,500 full-patch members in twenty-five countries, including the UK, Australia and Holland - the Hells Angels have inspired a global sub-culture of bi k e r g a n g s that are among the most feared and violent underworld players. 'Angels of Death' takes readers to Arizona, Nevada and California, inside the biggest American police undercover operation to infiltrate the bikers; to British Columbia , wh er e w ea lt hy bikers dominate the organized crime pyramid; to Australia, where the 'bikies' shoot it out with police; to Curacao, where terrorist organizations funnel drugs to Dutch bikers; and to the streets of Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsink i, wh ere a mu rde rou s b iker war involved rocket attacks and bombs. For the first time, police officers who have infiltrated biker gangs, reveal their secrets - and the challenges, fears and horrors they experienced in their undercover roles. S her and Mar sden tak e th e re ader behind the latest headlines to tell the inside story of how the Hells Angels became so powerful, and how the police - with only a few successes - have tried to stop them." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Du st j acke t ha s ver y lig ht wr inkli ng at top of spine and front flap-fold. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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