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JOURNALS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA.  FROM THE 17th JANUARY, 1935 TO THE 5th JULY, 1935, BOTH DAYS INCLUSIVE.  VOLUME LXXIII. SIXTH SESSION OF THE SEVENTEENTH PARLIAMENT OF CANADA.  SESSION 1935.
1 JOURNALS OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS OF THE DOMINION OF CANADA. FROM THE 17th JANUARY, 1935 TO THE 5th JULY, 1935, BOTH DAYS INCLUSIVE. VOLUME LXXIII. SIXTH SESSION OF THE SEVENTEENTH PARLIAMENT OF CANADA. SESSION 1935.
Ottawa J.O. Patenaude 1935 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
795 pp, 10" H. Orange cloth with black lettering/banding on spine, black borders on front/rear boards. Contents: Proclamations; Journals of the House of Commons; Index. Very light browning in margins of pages, waviness at top edge of last few page leaves, darkening and a small liquid stain on top of text block, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light browning to spine, some soiling to rear board and light soiling on front board, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top edge of front board. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
2 MAROC.
Paris Guides Gallimard 1994 Flexible simulated Leather Near Fine Very Good- 
408 pp, 8vo (9" H), integral ribbon bookmark. FRENCH TEXT. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with maps, photographs, drawings, reproductions. Chapters: Nature; Histoire et Langue; Art de Vivre; Architecture; Le Maroc Vu Par Les Peintres; Le Maroc Vu Par Les Ecrivains; Casablanca; Rabat; Tanger; Fes, Meknes; Marrakech; Agadir; Information Pratiques. "Villes imperiales, forets de cedres et sommets en neiges de l'Atlas, dunes de sable, deserts de rocaille, oasis, routes des caravanes jalonnees de ksour et de casbahs, le Maroc, 'Royaume aux mille royaumes', trait d'union entre l'Europe et l'Afrique Noire, resume tous ces paysages et tous ces lieux. Mosaique de couleurs et de matieres ou se melent palmiers verts et sable jaune, l'ocre des roches et le pastel des cultures, la se rencontrent la dune et la mer, la neige et la pierre, l'Atlantique et la Mediterranee. Des fastes de Rabat, Fes, Meknes et Marrakech, a l'animation des ports de Tanger et de Casablanca, le Maroc vous invite a rencontrer la culture originale et chaleureuse de tout un peuple." Previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has edge wrinkling and tiny tear at top edge, minor rubbing, light edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BURLINGTON'S STREETS: WHAT'S BEHIND THE NAME?, Armstrong, Peggy and Armstrong, Les.
3 Armstrong, Peggy and Armstrong, Les. BURLINGTON'S STREETS: WHAT'S BEHIND THE NAME?
Burlington, Ontario Burlington Historical Society 0969104022 / 9780969104025 Fourth Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ 
89 pp, + fold-out map at rear, 11" H. No date (c2001). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Gives the history/meaning behind the street names of Burlington, Ontario. Arranged alphabetically. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BURLINGTON'S STREETS: WHAT'S BEHIND THE NAME?, Armstrong, Peggy and Armstrong, Les.
4 Armstrong, Peggy and Armstrong, Les. BURLINGTON'S STREETS: WHAT'S BEHIND THE NAME?
Burlington, Ontario Burlington Historical Society 0969104022 / 9780969104025 Fourth Printing Soft Cover Very Good+ 
89 pp, + fold-out map at rear, 11" H. No date (c2001). B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. Gives the history/meaning behind the street names of Burlington, Ontario. Arranged alphabetically. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
WINNIPEG IN MAPS, 1816-1972 / WINNIPEG PAR LES CARTES, 1816-1972., Artibise, Alan F.J. And Dahl, Edward H.
5 Artibise, Alan F.J. And Dahl, Edward H. WINNIPEG IN MAPS, 1816-1972 / WINNIPEG PAR LES CARTES, 1816-1972.
Ottawa National Map Collection, Public Archives of Canada 1975 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
80 pp, 12 1/8" H. B&w maps. Bilingual text (English/French). "In this volume we present thirty-one maps, dating from 1816 to 1972, in the hope that those interested in Winnipeg's history will become aware of the wealth and variety of cartographical material available to them." Includes: Red River Settlement, 1816; Upper Fort Garry and Vicinity, 1848; Village of Winnipeg, 1872; Bird's Eye View of Winnipeg, 1880; Hudson's Bay Company's Reserve, 1887; Street Railways of Winnipeg, 1882-1914; Armstrong's Point, c.1905; Tuxedo Park, c.1910; Housing in the North End, 1917; Housing in the South End, 1930; Outline Map of St. Vital Park, 1929; Metropolitan Winnipeg, 1960, Unicity, 1972, etc. Interior - old price label on first page with light offset on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear on covers - light on spine, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Aspin, Les, Rep. & Dickinson, William, Rep. House Armed Services Committee, U.S. Congress. DEFENSE FOR A NEW ERA: LESSONS OF THE PERSIAN GULF WAR.
Washington Brassey's (US) 1992 0028810287 / 9780028810287 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
93 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "The House of Representatives' official report on Operation Desert Storm, (this book) discloses what went right, what went wrong, and what was learned for tomorrow's defense planning and budgets. It is the first such congressional postwar analysis ever published. With responsiblity to go far beyond the media reports, the House Armed Services Committee interviewed nearly a thousand participants while thoroughly scrutinizing the coalition victory over Iraq. The culmination of that wide-ranging analysis, this book provides unique insights into such crucial topics as personnel, planning and deployment, the bombing and ground campaigns, the role of high technology, logistics and communications, and intelligence. It is a tough, bipartisan evaluation that leads to provocative suggestions for future defense in a rapidly changing world." Very minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, moderate rubbing - no color loss. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  WINTER, 1952.  VOL. XXX.  NO. 124., Baldry, W.Y., ed.  (L.E. Buckell, Major P. Young, S.G.P. Ward, C.C.P. Lawson, W.Y. Carman, Major G. Tylden, Lt-Col. R.J.T. Hills, A.R. Cattley, C.T. Atkinson, G.O. Rickword, Col. R.M. Glazebrook, Col. H.C.B. Rogers, Major N.P. Dawnay, et al.)
7 Baldry, W.Y., ed. (L.E. Buckell, Major P. Young, S.G.P. Ward, C.C.P. Lawson, W.Y. Carman, Major G. Tylden, Lt-Col. R.J.T. Hills, A.R. Cattley, C.T. Atkinson, G.O. Rickword, Col. R.M. Glazebrook, Col. H.C.B. Rogers, Major N.P. Dawnay, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. WINTER, 1952. VOL. XXX. NO. 124.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1952. 
Paging runs 143 to 190, 10" H, soft cover. Colour frontispiece, 4 pages sepiatone illustrations, 2 maps, 2 pages b&w illustrations (belt plates). Contents include: The First Hussar Uniform worn by the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, c. 1832; The Royalist Army at the Relief of Newark; Milgapey, May, 1809 (with maps); Two Portraits in the Bernard Gallery; The Grenadier Guards, 1831; The British Army and the Transvaal, 1875 to 1885; Lieutenant-General Sir George MacMunn, K.C.B., K.C.S.I., D.S. O.; Eight Military Miniatures; Badges of The Household Cavalry / Notes: Early 19th-Century Belt-Plates; Regiments "For the Sea Service"; Yeomanry Cavalry Uniforms, 1795; Drums Beating, Colours Flying and Bayonets Fixed; British Standards an d C o l o u r s at Les Invalides; Field-Marshal John, Earl Ligonier; etc. / Questions; Replies (Badges of Rank; etc.); Index to Volume XXX, 1952. Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext er i or - l ig ht t o moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on spine, three very small edge tears. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BABAYAGA., Barlow, Toby.
8 Barlow, Toby. BABAYAGA.
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2013 0374107874 / 9780374107871 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Dust jacket art by Matt Buck. 
383 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "Paris, 1959" The City of Light is the center of the universe. Expats flock to exercise their loftiest ambitions and most libertine fantasies, and maybe dabble in a bit of Cold War spycraft along the way. Refugees from the East - a few babayagas among them - arrive to start their lives anew. The world's greatest city is as cosmopolitan and alive as it's ever been. Will is just another young American seeking his fortune in Paris - except that the ad agency that employs him is a front for the CIA. He's been in the city a few years now and is beginning to sense that his time is up - and he still hasn't figured out Parisian girls. Zoya is a beautiful young woman wandering 'les boulevards', sad-eyed, coming off a bad breakup. In fact, she impaled her ex on a spike. Zoya, it turns out, has been a beautiful young woman for hundreds of years; she and her far more traditionally witchy companion, Elga, have been thriving unnoticed amid the bloody froth of Europe's wars. Inspector Vidot is a hardworking Paris police detective who cherishes quiet nights at home. But when he follows a lead from a grisly murder to the warren of a frightened old woman, he undergoes a radical transformation. Oliver is a patrician, fun-loving American who has come to Paris to start a literary journal with the help of some friends, who ask only a few discreet favors in return. When a few of his dodgier acquaintances start dropping dead, he realizes he's in well over his head, though he remains fairly confident that it's nothing a well-made cocktail can't fix. A few chance encounters, a bit of romantic chemistry, a chorus of angry ghosts, a strung-out jazzman or three, a weaponized LSD program, and a cache of rifles buried in the catacombs - those are approximately half the ingredients of 'Babayaga'. But then there's something even more unexpected that Toby Barlow has smuggled in, too: a daring, moving exploration of love and morality." Dust jacket has soft wrinkle at bottom of rear hinge, small blank label across barcode. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE SKETCH.  THE ROYAL WEDDING NUMBER.  NOVEMBER 26, 1947., Beauchamp, Antony; Knox, Collie; Baxter, Beverley; Franklyn, Charles A.
9 Beauchamp, Antony; Knox, Collie; Baxter, Beverley; Franklyn, Charles A. THE SKETCH. THE ROYAL WEDDING NUMBER. NOVEMBER 26, 1947.
The Sketch, London, 1947. 
Paging runs 282 - 308, 11 7/8" H, magazine format - stapled in wraps. Profusely illustrated in sepiatone with photographs, drawings, route map. Contents: Princess Elizabeth's Eight Bridesmaids; The Two Royal Pages; The Best Man; Some Selections fr om Princess Elizabeth's Diary; Philip Mountbatten; The Sketch-Book; Processional; The Honeymoon Houses; Clarence House - Their London Home; The Coats-of-Arms of the Newly Married Couple; A Selection from the Wedding Presents; Almost a Para l l e l R o y a l Romance; Bride and Bridesmaids (fashions). Interior - very light wrinkling in gutters of pages, minor wrinkling to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, ve ry l ig ht so ft w ri nk les on covers, tiny closed tear at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LA PROVINCE DE QUEBEC.  HISTOIRES LOCALES ET REGIONALES CANADIENNES DES ORIGINES A 1950.  CANADIAN LOCAL HISTORIES TO 1950:  A BIBLIOGRAPHY., Beaulieu, Andre et Morley, William F.E.  Avec Benoit Bernier et Agathe Garon.
10 Beaulieu, Andre et Morley, William F.E. Avec Benoit Bernier et Agathe Garon. LA PROVINCE DE QUEBEC. HISTOIRES LOCALES ET REGIONALES CANADIENNES DES ORIGINES A 1950. CANADIAN LOCAL HISTORIES TO 1950: A BIBLIOGRAPHY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1971 0802017339 / 9780802017338 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
408 pp, 10" H. Table des Matieres: Avant-propos; Introduction; Table des matieres; Table des illustrations; Sources bibliographiques et ouvrages de reference consultes; Abreviations; Sigles des bibliotheques mentionnees; Bibliographie d'histoires locales et regionale: Le Quebec: histoires generales et regionales incluant la Nouvelle-France et la Bas-Canada / Les regions / Les comtes / Municipalites, cites et villes incluant les localites, les hameaux, les cantons et les villages / Les seigneuries / Les dioceses / Paroisses et missions; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has slight colour fading on spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
L'EPOPEE DU JAZZ.  1. DU BLUES AU BOP.  2. AU-DELA DU BOP.  2 VOLUME SET., Bergerot, Franck et Merlin, Arnaud.
11 Bergerot, Franck et Merlin, Arnaud. L'EPOPEE DU JAZZ. 1. DU BLUES AU BOP. 2. AU-DELA DU BOP. 2 VOLUME SET.
Decouvertes Gallimard Soft Cover Very Good 
160 pp, 160 pp, 7" H - 2 volume set. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions. 1. Du blues au bop - 1997 printing, ISBN 2070531422 - "Prives de leur culture les esclaves noirs americains s'approprient celle de leurs maitres: du cantique au negro spiritual, de la ballade au blues, de la fanfare au jazz-band, ils inventent une nouvelle musique. Parti de La Nouvelle-Orleans, le jazz conquiert l'Amerique. Bientot, la folie du swing fait danser le monde entier. Pourtant, derriere les apparences du divertissement grandit un art majeur. Et le jazz, devenu la plus savante des musiques populaires, s'invente une avant-garde: le be-bop." 2. Au-dela du bop - 1995 printing, ISBN 2070531430 - "Avec le be-bop, le jazz est entre dans l'ere moderne. Du cool au West Coast, du hard bop au jazz modal, musiciens noirs et blancs prolongent l'heritage de Charlie Parker. Le free jazz balaie bientot tout sur son passage. Mais, a la suite de John Coltrane et Bill Evans, d'autres horizons s'ouvrent aux jazzmen du mond entier. Le jazz rock, ne des enfants de Miles Davis, engendre un certain besoin d'espace. Franck Bergerot et Arnaud Merlin terminent cette epopee sur un constat: aujourd'hui, le jazz vole en eclats, s'abreuvant a de multiples sources sans renier ses origines." Interiors - previous owner's chop mark (stamp) on first page of both vols. otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - very light edge wear, very slight lean to spines, small area of delamination at top corner of rear cover of vol. 1. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SPITFIRE:  THE CANADIANS., Bracken, Robert.  Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson.
12 Bracken, Robert. Foreword by A.V.M. J.E. "Johnnie" Johnson. SPITFIRE: THE CANADIANS.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1995 1550461486 / 9781550461480 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Ron Lowry. 
160 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs (most copied from the veterans' own albums), color profiles by Rob Lowry, and technical drawings. "The result of nine years of research and over two hundred interviews with former Spitfire pilots and ground crew from across Canada, (this book) is a momentous collection of personal memories and wartime aviation history. The stories are told with complete candour, in the pilots' and crew members' own words. Full of priceless historic photographs and intimate first-hand accounts, 'Spitfire: The Canadians' is perhaps the most important wartime aviation book published in many years." Minor colour loss at top of free front endpaper due to pencil erasure, book slightly cocked, tiny dint on top edge of front board, light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped on front flap, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - slight at top/bottom of flap-folds, two soft creases on spine, minor rubbing. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
LES VACANCES DE ZEPHIR., Brunhoff, Jean de.
13 Brunhoff, Jean de. LES VACANCES DE ZEPHIR.
France Hachette 1996 2012234844 / 9782012234840 Reprint. Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket - (as issued) Jean de Brunhoff. 
Unpaginated, 4to (12 3/8" H) - pictorial boards. FRENCH TEXT ONLY. Babar's friend, Zephir the monkey, goes on vacation to visit his mother and family. He becomes involved in the search for the missing Princess Isabelle and makes friends with a mermaid and other fantastic creatures. Light rubbing and minor edge wear to boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  HORS-SERIE No 18.  LA BATAILLE DE STALINGRAD (I) DE MOSCOU A STALINGRAD., Buffetaut, Yves.
14 Buffetaut, Yves. ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 18. LA BATAILLE DE STALINGRAD (I) DE MOSCOU A STALINGRAD.
Paris Histoire & Collections 1995 Soft Cover Very Good+ Jean Restayn, dessins en couleurs. Christophe Camilotte, cartographie. 
82 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, colour illustrations (tanks, jeeps, aircraft, etc.), maps/battle plans. Chapter headings: La contre-offensive Russe dans le secteur sud; Les preparatifs de la Wehrmacht; Le plan Allemand; Operation Blau; Vers le Caucase; L'avance sur Stalingrad. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a tiny scuff at the bottom edge of the rear cover and a very small crease at the bottom corner of the rear cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE.  HORS-SERIE No 45.  LE DEBARQUEMENT A ANZIO, 1944:  OPERATION SHINGLE., Buffetaut, Yves.
15 Buffetaut, Yves. ARMES MILITARIA MAGAZINE. HORS-SERIE No 45. LE DEBARQUEMENT A ANZIO, 1944: OPERATION SHINGLE.
Paris Histoire & Collections 2000 Soft Cover Near Fine Jean Restayn, dessins en couleurs. Infographies de Thibault Panfil. 
81 pp, 11 11/16" H. French Text. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, colour illustrations (tanks, aircraft, trucks, landing craft, etc.). Chapter headings: Anzio, un Debordement par la Mer; 22 Janvier 1944: le Debarquement a Anzio; Les Debuts de l'Enlisement Allie; Les Contre-Offensives; Allemandes; Le Front Allie Resiste a Anzio. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ILLUSTRATED GAMES OF PATIENCE., Cadogan, Adelaide, Lady.  Foreword by Dame Margaret Rutherford.  Preface by John Hunter.
16 Cadogan, Adelaide, Lady. Foreword by Dame Margaret Rutherford. Preface by John Hunter. ILLUSTRATED GAMES OF PATIENCE.
London Leslie Frewin 1968 Facsimile Edition. Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
48 pp + 24 colour plates (reproductions of illustrations from the 1875 edition, printed on one side of leaf only), 9 1/2" H. "By the 1870s, Patience was already a popular pastime, and it is surprising to learn that Lady Adelaide's compilation was the first on the subject to appear in the English language. (It) became, and remained, a best seller. It has been reprinted many times, but without the elegant and colourful plates that made it 'the' coffe-table book of London society during the latter half of Queen Victoria's reign and throughout that of Edward VII. The book delighted me so much that I decided to republish it, if it could be exactly reproduced. The generosity of Mrs Meredith and the skill of the printers have now made that possible." from the Preface. Contents: Preface; Foreword; Explanation of the Tableaux; Explanation of Term; (Games) Belle Lucie; Le Cadran; La Quinzaine; La Loi Salique; Les Quatre Coins; Le Moulin; Le Shah; Le Blocus; L'Horloge; La Forteresse; Les Quatorze; Le Sultan; Le Calcul; La Nivernaise; The Empress of India; The Besieged City; Le Parterre; Les Hemispheres; Les Petits Paquets; Le Carre Napoleon; La Duchesse de Luynes; The British Constitution; The Zodiac; Sympathie. Light toning to edges of text block, light browning to edges of boards, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning, very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light edge wear/wrinkling - larger soft creases at bottom of front panel, two edge tears archivally taped, faint water stain at bottom of front panel and a smaller stain at bottom of rear panel, light soiling/rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE INNISKILLING DIARIES 1899-1903.  1st BATTALION, 27th ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS IN SOUTH AFRICA., Cassidy, Martin.  Foreword by Brigadier W.J. Hiles.
17 Cassidy, Martin. Foreword by Brigadier W.J. Hiles. THE INNISKILLING DIARIES 1899-1903. 1st BATTALION, 27th ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS IN SOUTH AFRICA.
Leo Cooper, Barnsley, 2001, first edition. 
252 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850528240 B&w plates, maps. "One hundred years ago, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, along with many other British regiments, were fighting a desperate campaign many thousands of mi les from their native land. The Second Boer War tested the resolve and resources of what was then the mightiest Empire in the world. A succession of reverses raised the real spectre of defeat at the hands of the Boers; an unthinkable humi l i a t i o n . The depth of public interest and concern felt at the time is reflected in continual fascination in this conflict. Thus Martin Cassidy's careful editing of the graphic diaries of three members of the Regiment's 1st Battalion (two o ff ic er s an d on e p rivate soldier) is to be greatly welcomed. Through the differing angles of these fine accounts we witness not just the drama of battle but the harsh conditions that the British troops had to endure. To read first-hand record s o f t he ex tra or din ar y deeds such as those performed at Inniskilling Hill and the Relief of Ladysmith is a privilege that will mean much to those closely associated with the Regiment and to all with an interest in military history." Tiny bum p at top of sp ine. V ery min or wrinkle at top of spine. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
A POCKETFUL OF YEARS.  ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK., Cleary, Frances.
18 Cleary, Frances. A POCKETFUL OF YEARS. ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK.
Collins, Auckland, New Zealand, 1975, first edition. 
166 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Mrs Kingi, the beloved heroine of 'This Mrs Kingi', continues her story in this delightful sequel. As she looks back on her seventy years in the small Bay of Islands area (New Zealand) that has been her home - and that of her family - for generations, Mrs Kingi ponders on the changes she has seen. Typical of these is the family of her daughter Lizzie and husband Sam. Flash and Gordon, the twins born at the end of the earlier book, are now stu rdy youngsters. Les, the oldest and Mrs Kingi's secret favourite, is away at school on a scholarship, with his future assured; and the other children are normal and healthy. Only Gus is a problem, and his grandmother worries that he may t u r n o u t t o be a bad Maori if his talent for carving and drawing is not encouraged. That is Mrs Kingi's strength, and her weakness: that she cares about everybody and everything in her immediate vicinity, from her friend Mrs Wiki's dog to the s ta te of t he wo rld in general. But there is one thing she can and does do, this 'wrinkled-up old Maori woman of no importance', as she calls herself. When faced with an agonising decision under the pressure of other people, Mrs Kingi accep ts wha t s h e f eel s a r e h er responsbilities - not only to her close family, but to all her people. The book ends on a triumphant note, as the whole district celebrates Mrs Kingi's seventieth birthday and, on the happiest day of her life, youn g G us g ives h er t he b est gi ft o f all." Light edge wear, book slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three tiny corner creases. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, ligh t fa ding to sp ine colo r. V ery Goo d/Ver y Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
19 Coffinier, Andre. MESSIDOR: RECITS, ANECDOTES, CONTES ET POEMS SE RAPPORTANT AUX PREMIERES ATTRIBUTIONS D'ARMES ET DE CROIX D'HONNEUR. (LES GROGNARDS DE NAPOLEON.)
B.O.R.E., Paris, (1980). 
176 pp. + 7 reproductions of color uniform studies at rear, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover (dark green boards with gold lettering, decoration), in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, many b&w illustrations + color plates at rear. FRENCH TEXT. Contents: Les armes d'honneur; Les grandes journees de la Legion d'honneur; La croix des braves; D'autres braves; Les femmes et la croix d'honneur; Notes succinctes sur les principaux noms cites dans les textes. Very light browning to pages. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light edge wrinkling at top of spine area, light rubbing to rear panel. VG+/VG 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
20 Dai Sijie. PAR UNE NUIT OU LA LUNE NE S'EST PAS LEVEE.
Gallimard 2007 2070779637 / 9782070779635 Soft Cover Near Fine 
307 pp, 8 1/16" H. "Les peripeties au cours des siecles d'un manuscrit sur rouleau de soie forment le fil conducteur de ce roman aux recits savamment emboites. Dai Sijie, revisitant l'histoire de la Chine et celle du bouddhisme, y rend hommage fervent aux creations de l'esprit les plus subtiles - et notamment a la langue ecrite ou calligraphiee, qui repand sur chaque page son mystere obsedant." Minor wear at top of front hinge. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
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