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HOW TO BUILD RURAL TELEPHONE LINES.
1 HOW TO BUILD RURAL TELEPHONE LINES.
Northern Electric & Mfg. Co., Limited, Montreal, (copyright 1910) - this appears to be a facsimile reprint or at least printed at a later date. 
93 pp, 8vo, card covers with b&w decorations/lettering on front/rear covers. B&w photos, technical drawings, illustrations. Contents: Story of the Telephone; Company Organization; Constructing the Line; Installing the Instruments; Materials Requi red; The 1317 Type Telephone Set; Rules for Wires Crossing Railways. Interior - tiny closed tear and corner crease on one page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very tiny mark on fore-edge of textbl o c k . V G + 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MAP METRO TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
2 MAP METRO TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
Ottawa Pathfinder Air Surveys 1971 Very Good+ 
76pp, oblong (8 1/2" H x 9 1/4" D). 28 maps in total - 27 black, white & green maps, plus colour cover map, all double page except one. Metro Toronto Street Index & Mississauga Street Index (for the sections covered in this book), one full page ad for Pathfinder products plus a few scattered smaller ads. The maps show highways, principal streets, occasional house numbers, one way streets, schools, churches, hospitals, subway staions, Go train stations, parks, playgrounds, cemetaries, treed areas, golf courses, power lines, pipe lines, etc. Covers City of Toronto, Etobicoke, Long Branch, Mimico, New Toronto, East York, Leaside, North York, Scarborough, Forest Hill, Swansea, York, Weston - parts of Mississauga, and small sections of Pickering, Markham and Vaughan. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor wrinkle at top edge of front cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OFFICIAL ARROW STREET GUIDE OF TORONTO AND SUBURBS.  1940, 36th EDITION (COMPLETELY REVISED).
3 OFFICIAL ARROW STREET GUIDE OF TORONTO AND SUBURBS. 1940, 36th EDITION (COMPLETELY REVISED).
Toronto Might Directories 1940 36th Edition. Fair 
164 pp + (3) Memorandum pages (blank) + (1) pp "Explanation of Map", 6 1/2" H. Small b&w fold-out map at rear. Title page continues: "Including: Location of all Streets with House or Store number on each Street at intersections, Keyed to map in back of book. Car lines indexed to show the route best serving any Street. Bus, Railroad and Air Lines and Terminals. Each Street is keyed to show the location on the Map of the City. Outline Map and Description of the Best and Quickest way for Visitors to see the Major Points of Interest. Lists of Churches, Hospitals, Amusement Parks, Hotels, Fire and Police Departments, Post Offices, Theatres, Ambulances, Consuls, Cemeteries, etc." Interior - several pages with chip and tears at top edge - tears archivally taped, small tear on fold-out map archivally taped, three indents from staple at fore-edge of all pages from middle to end of book - heavier towards end of book, very small slight curl to corners of pages. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear, corner creases, two tiny edge tears archivally taped, light soiling, browning to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SIR JOHN REITH., Allighan, Garry.  Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Lord Gainford.
4 Allighan, Garry. Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Lord Gainford. SIR JOHN REITH.
London Stanley Paul 1938 First Edition Good+ No Jacket Inscribed By Author
287 pp + publisher's advertising, 8 3/4" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering & banding on spine. B&w photographs, drawing. Inscribed in green ink on front free endpaper: "To my very good friends / Tom & ? Wheeler / Sharers of many happy hours / Garry Allighan". The second name has been inked over at some later date. "Controlling one of the greatest forces in international affairs, the Director-General of the B.B.C. has attained a position of power second only to that of a Prime Minister. He directs a machine that produces mass-education, mass-entertainment, and mass-information for continuous consumption by millions of the peoples of this country and every overseas nation of the Commonwealth. (His life story) is here told in full for the first time, and makes sensational revelations of the career and character of this remarkable, but unknown man. (It) is superimposed on the background of the romance of radio itself, and which clearly shows how, for this man of destiny, the man and his destiny were being developed on parallel lines. Interesting glimpses are given of those who were creating the new science in readiness for the Reith era, and fascinating disclosures are made from inside the B.B.C. itself." Light browning to endpapers, light toning to margins of pages, slight separation between some page gatherings (mostly at photograph pages) but still holding firmly, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, some edge wear to boards, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, browning to edges of text block, some very faint liquid marks on boards, spine is a slightly darker green than boards 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE: THE BATTLE OF THE HOOK, KOREA 1953., Barker, A.J.
5 Barker, A.J. FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE: THE BATTLE OF THE HOOK, KOREA 1953.
Leo Cooper, London, (1974), first edition. 
170 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850521084 B&w photographs, maps. "The Battle of the Hook was probably the last full-scale infantry battle, fought on traditional lines, that the world will ever see. It was also a classic set-piece example of a battalion in defence and was, in terms of steel, the biggest battle of the Korean War, and the most concentrated confrontation of artillery support and engineering effort since the First World War. In it the Black Watch and t he Duke of Wellington's Regiment defeated and completely routed a fanatical Chinese army who attacked them over a period of some fifteen days with incredible ferocity. The Chinese losses were so great that they never attempted such assaul t s a g a i n . It was a turning point of the Korean War and a triumph of British arms...." Previous owners small name stamp on front endpapers, one page with tiny corner crease, light wrinkle at top of spine, tiny bump to bottom front corner. Du st ja ck et h as m i nor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor browning on inside. VG/VG 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633., Bartholomew, J.G.
6 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Very Good Very Good 
226 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "(T)he present volume deals with the countries of Asia, whose history and geography, and whose possibilities great and grave, are alike reflected in the maps and charts that follow. When Queen Elizabeth (I) granted to certain merchants of London a charter that gave them a roving commission to trade in the East Indies, she could not foresee the immense developments that were to rise from that adventurous commerce between east and west. The successive maps of India with their frontier changes mark the gradual advance of an old world toward the new one knit by powerful mutual ties to the Isle of Britain; and recently we have seen what it is to be hoped will open a greater era for those regions, marked by a return to the old captial of Delhi, and a resuming of ancient rites which first gained their symbolism in those lands. But Asia, as Japan has taught us and as China will undoubtedly teach us again, has her own destiny to bear out, apart from our European interests and politics; and it is in that aspect we need to study her on the lines laid down and made clear and positive in this volume. It is not the military records, the charts of mutinies and battle-fields, interesting as they are, which are alone important; but those showing the conditions, physical and climatic, of the country; the dispersion of the tongues, the sites of the old religions, the wealth and tillage of the earth with its fruits, grain and minerals, its rice fields and tea plantations; the prevalance of rain, sun and trade-winds; and the course of the sea-roads that affect its human and industrial life...In this Asian Atlas, of small dimensions as it requires to be to fit its pocket, Irkutsk in the north, 'far Mandalay', the details of the East and West Indies, the route of Marco Polo, coasts like the Carnatic, towns like Lucknow and Cawnpore, Lhasa, 'the Forbidden City' of Tibet, and Matsuye, the old capital of Idzumo, which Lafcadio Hearn describes, all have their record." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinages of Asia from the Earliest Times to the Present Day" by J. Allan, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Asia having an Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, small are of minor color loss on top of text block, very light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, small dplit in paper of front inside hinge, browning to pages 110/111 due to laid in newspaper clipping, slight browning to free endpapers - tiny foxing mark on front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at botom of spine, very tiny white mark on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
7 Belloc, H. (Hilaire). A MORAL ALPHABET. IN WORDS FROM ONE TO SEVEN SYLLABLES.
London Gerald Duckworth 1950 Reprint. Good+ No Jacket B.T.B. 
63 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H) - black lettering on spine and front board, black and dark green illustration on front board. B&w illustrations. A comic alphabet in rhyme. Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - browning to covers - slightly darker on spine, very small light red stain on front hinge, light soiling lines down rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE PATRICIAS:  THE PROUD HISTORY OF A FIGHTING REGIMENT., Bercuson, David J.
8 Bercuson, David J. THE PATRICIAS: THE PROUD HISTORY OF A FIGHTING REGIMENT.
Stoddart, (Toronto, 2001). 
347 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photos, maps. ISBN 0773732985 "In the early days of World War I, Hamilton Gault of Montreal funded the raising of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, named after Princess P atricia of Connaught...Over the course of the war, the Patricias, as they came to be known, fought valiantly and suffered great loss. From the blood-soaked trenches of Ypres Salient to the hard-fought battle of Vimy Ridge, the Patricias ear n e d t h e respect of the world's armies, and started a tradition that would last into the next century. In World War II, the Patricias were instrumental in Canada's storied wins in the battles of Sicily and the Hitler and Gothic lines, and the y pa rt i ci pa te d in the liberation of Holland. Later, the regiment battled proudly in the Korean War. More recently, the Patricias, as peacekeepers, were cited by the United Nations for facing off against the Croatian army in Yugoslavia and co min g u nd er ene my fi re ...(this book) is a wonderful tribute to our nation's most celebrated soldiers." Very light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Go od 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
TORONTO:  A PHOTOGRAPHIC TRIBUTE., Berger, Howard, introduction.
9 Berger, Howard, introduction. TORONTO: A PHOTOGRAPHIC TRIBUTE.
B. Mitchell, Godalming, Surrey, 1989. 
96 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0886655811 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "From its modest importance in the late 1960s, Toronto has developed into one of the world's greatest financial and communications capitals. 'Toronto' chronicles the city's rise to corporate power by outlining the large-scale development of the downtown core, which spawned Bay Street as Canada's answer to Wall Street. Tracing Toronto's history from its humble beginnings as a fur-trading post in the 1600s, the following pages detail the construction of Toronto's important rapid-transit system, which features one of the world's most extensive subway lines, and looks at the city's exciting Harbourfront development. From the world-renowned Canadian National Exhibition and the Roy Thomson Hall to the man-made islands of Ontario Place and the SkyDome, stunning colour photography and an authoritative text portray Toronto as the ever-growing metropolis it truly is. Canada's largest city has come a long way in a short time. 'Toronto' shows you exactly how far and how fast." Light waviness to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light browning to panels. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
10 Bingham, Nina B., compiler. THE MODERN CUISINE AND BOOK OF HOUSEHOLD RECEIPTS, ORIGINAL AND COLLECTED.
Nottingham Carrick & Young (Printed for Private Circulation.) 1887 Good 
368 pp, 7 1/8" H. Maroon leather spine and corners, gilt lettering/banding on spine, banding on spine and corner edges. Marbled paper-covered boards, marbling to textblock edges, marbled endpapers. Contents: Miscellaneous Receipts, arranged in alphabetical sequence, A to W; Breakfast Dishes; Lenten Dinners and Dishes; Menus, or Bills of Fare; Christmas Fare; Practical Dinners, Menus and Receipts; Sauces (Modern) classified and explained; Time Tables for Boiling and Roasting; Memoranda (blank pages for adding recipes - partly filled in). Examples of recipes: "Nettle Beer - Four gallons of water, a good sized bunch of nettle tops, one and a half pounds of sugar, two ounces of bruised ginger, two ounces of hops. Boil all together half an hour. Strain, when nearly cold, add four tablespoonsful of yeast, and work like beer in the ordinary way." "Fairy Butter - Beat half a pound of butter into a cream with the yolks of eight eggs boiled very hard, add a quarter of a pound of sweet almonds well pounded, then half a pound of lump sugar, pounded fine, mix thoroughly, add a tablespoonful of sherry, and one of brandy; lay the mixture smoothly over macaroons, previously soaked in sherry or brandy." 2" split in front hinge paper - hinge still strong, area of tiny dents on half-title page that transfer to several of the adjacent pages, erased pencel lines on the 'Introductory Ballad' page, four pin holes/wrinkles at top of page leaf 365/366 with pin head leaving a tiny dent in several adjacent pages, slight toning to pages, tiny stain at top of page leaf 363/364, light edge wear, small light scuffs to leather, wear to marbled boards. Book is now protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 275.00 USD
 
 
11 Bonsor, N.R.P. SOUTH ATLANTIC SEAWAY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE PASSENGER LINES AND LINERS FROM EUROPE TO BRAZIL, URUGUAY AND ARGENTINA.
Jersey, Channel Islands Brookside Publications 1983 0905824067 / 9780905824062 Very Good Very Good 
525 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H). Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "(T)he first comprehensive book devoted to the passenger lines and liners running from Europe to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. Seventy-one lines have been deemed to merit a chapter and fleet list, but it is a sad thought that only one of them, the Costa Line, is still running a multi-passenger service between the Old World and these countries of the New, and even their sailings are not very frequent. The reason, of course, is that the steamship and motorship have been eclipsed by the aeroplane. (This book) contains about 150 illustrations of ships, together with indexes of ships and lines, a chronological list of ship losses and a list of the largest ships (14,000 tons and over)." Light waviness to edges of text block, small slight bump at bottom corner of front board. Dust jacket has slight fading to spine color, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
LNER COUNTRY STATIONS., Brodribb, John.
12 Brodribb, John. LNER COUNTRY STATIONS.
London Ian Allan 1988 071101714X / 9780711017146 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
144 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, floor plans, elevations. "It is almost impossible to describe a typical LNER country station - the nearest it is possible to come is to say that somewhere like Otterington was one, although it was certainly not typical. The problem of finding a common strain of styles arises from the diversity of the LNER's consituents, and its adoption of a policy of decentralised management. In addition to this, the relative poverty of the company mitigated against renewal and rebuilding. (This book) is structured along the lines of these constituent companies and, with the aid of over 170 photographs and 20 line drawings, (the author) relates the histories and unifying features of the many varied stations and branches in the LNER's area of operations." Light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, soft crease across bottom edge of rear panel, very small dint on rear hinge. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
13 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
THE CANAL BUILDERS., Burton, Anthony.
14 Burton, Anthony. THE CANAL BUILDERS.
London Eyre Methuen 1972 413284107 First Edition Very Good Good+ 
230 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "(T)he story of the men who, in little more than half a century from 1760, created a network of canals that revolutionised transport and represent-ed the greatest achievement in civil engineering in Britain since the Romans. In those few years between the opening of the Bridgewater Canal in 1761 and the coming of the railways early in the nine-teenth century, tens of thousands of men were involved in canal construction. They came from all classes of society - from aristocratic promoters like the Duke of Bridgewater to Irish peasants who came to dig. This book is the first to deal exclusively with the canal builders and to try to place them in the context of the social, economic, and political world of the eighteenth century, and draws skilfuly on contemporary documents, newspapers, pamphlets, and letters." Burton follows the story through the promoters (like Josiah Wedgwood) and the financiers, to the engineers (including Brindley, Telford, Rennie, Jessop & Smeaton) and the 'navvies' who actually did the digging, "from Cornwall to the Highlands of Scotland". Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, a few very light rub lines on front board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling, fading to spine color (title is still dark and legible), two small edge tears archivally taped, minor browning to inside top/bottom edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
15 Cain, W.C.; Zavitz, E.J.; Rorke, L.V. REPORT OF THE MINISTER OF LANDS AND FORESTS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31st OCTOBER 1933. SESSIONAL PAPER NO. 3, 1934.
Toronto Herbert H. Ball 1934 Very Good - 
140 pp, 9 3/4" H. Medium blue covers with gilt lettering on spine/front board, gilt Ontario crest on front board. Minister's Annual Report; Department Inside Officers and Clerks; Department Outside Agents and Inspectors; Statement of Lands Sold and Leased, with Collections; Gross Revenue; Revenue Refunds; Receipts (Special Funds); Disbursements; Timber Cut and Amounts Accruing re Dues, etc.; Revenue from Woods and Forests; Acreage under License; Timber Areas disposed of; Locations, etc., under Free Grant Section, Public Lands Act; Lands Sold and Patented; Instruments Issued; Report of Records Branch; Report of Surveyor-General; Statement of Crown Surveys in Progress; Ditto Completed; Statement of Muncipal Surveys Ordered; Ditto Confirmed; Retracement part Interprovincial Boundary of Ontario and Quebec; Traverse Southerly Portion James Bay and Parts Moose and Harricanaw Rivers; Survey Base and Meridian Lines, District of Cochrane; Re-establishment of Township Lines at their Intersection with C.P.R., Districts of Algoma and Thunder Bay; Survey Township of Horden, District of Cochrane; Survey North Boundary of Townships of Gould, Grassett, 175 and Boundary between 176 and 182, District of Algoma; Survey South Part of Township of McKay, County Renfrew; Forestry Branch Report: Forest Fire Protection / Report of Director of Air Service / Reforestation. Slight toning to edges of pages, very light browning on rear endpapers, light soiling on boards, areas of tiny scuff marks on boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
16 Campbell, G. Gordon. COMMON DISEASES OF THE SKIN WITH NOTES ON DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT.
Macmillan, New York, 1920, Ist edition. 
229 pp, 8vo, hard cover (green boards, gold lettering/lines on spine) - no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Contents: Acne Comedo; Alopecia; Alopecia Areata; Carcinoma; Chloasma; Dermatitis Medicamentosa; Dermatitis Repens; Dermatitis Venenata; Eczema; Eczema Seborrhoicum; Erythema Muliforme; Erythema Nodosum; Favus; Furunculus; Herpes Simples; Herpes Zoster; Icthyosis; Impetigo Contagiosa; Keloid; Keratosis Pilaris; Lichen Planus; Lupus Erythematosus; Miliaria; Miliaria Crystallina; Milium; Naevus; Pediculosis; Pityriasis Rosea; Pruritus; Psoriasis; Purpura; Ringworm; Scabies; Seborrhoea; Sycosis Vulgaris; Syphilis; Tinea Versicolor; Tuberculosis; Urticaria; Verruca; Vitiligo. Interior - previous owner's name and information on free front endpaper, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, scattered light pencil underlining of text, margin notes and pencil erasure marks. Exterior - light edge wear, a few small light stains, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good sound copy. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
IT MADE YOU THINK OF HOME. THE HAUNTING JOURNAL OF DEWARD BARNES, CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE: 1916-1919., Cane, Bruce.  (Deward Barnes)
17 Cane, Bruce. (Deward Barnes) IT MADE YOU THINK OF HOME. THE HAUNTING JOURNAL OF DEWARD BARNES, CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE: 1916-1919.
Toronto Dundurn 2004 1550025120 / 9781550025125 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
318 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "This is (the story of Deward Barnes, a Canadian soldier of WWI), in his words, written as the events of the Great War were unfolding. Illustrated with Deward's sketches and contemporary photos, (it) takes us into the mind of this ordinary Canadian soldier, trapped in a world in which he had to pay a terrible price in order to survive. In 1917, Deward was assigned to the firing squad that was to take the life of Private Harold Lodge, who had been convicted of desertion by a court martial. Lodge was one of 23 Canadians executed during the war by their own brothers at arms. It was an experience that changed Deward forever. Bruce Cane has provided valuable insights into Deward's words by juxtaposing (them) with the official accounts of these events, along with other first-hand accounts from the period, in order to capture the nuance of each of his entries. Deward Barnes' diary takes us into the trenches and firing lines of the Western Front like no other first-hand Canadian account before. Deward's is the voice of the Canadian soldier, Everyman in khaki, the men who today lie in their graves in the fields of Flanders and Picardy." Christmas notation, place, date and signature in pencil on free front endpaper; light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
18 Careless, J.M.S. CARELESS AT WORK: SELECTED CANADIAN HISTORICAL STUDIES BY J.M.S. CARELESS.
Dundurn, Tornto, 1990, Ist edition. 
359 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. "These essays cover the main lines of Careless's career in Canadian scholarship. The first section concentrates on the earliest theme in his writing, George Brown and his times. The second centres on exploring various aspects of frontierism and metropolitanism in Canadian history. The third part deals with cities and regions focusing particularly on the West and nineteenth century Ontario. The final section picks up the threads of the other themes including 'limited identities in Canada' and multiculturalism." Previous owners blind stamp at bottom of title page, minor edgewear to boards, minor wrinkling top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edgewear/wrinkling/rubbing. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA:  A HISTORY OF A SPLENDID REGIMENT'S ORIGIN, DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES, INCLUDING A STORY OF PATRIOTIC DUTIES WELL PERFORMED IN THREE CAMPAIGNS., Chambers, Ernest J., Captain, R.O.
19 Chambers, Ernest J., Captain, R.O. THE QUEEN'S OWN RIFLES OF CANADA: A HISTORY OF A SPLENDID REGIMENT'S ORIGIN, DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES, INCLUDING A STORY OF PATRIOTIC DUTIES WELL PERFORMED IN THREE CAMPAIGNS.
Toronto E.L. Ruddy 1901 First Edition Good Reference Copy 
156 pp + i - lviii of contemporary advertisements, 11 5/8" H - this book has been rebound in dark green buckram with the title in gold on spine and front board and the Q.O.R. insignia from the original binding affixed to the lower corner of the front board. Floral endpapers, b&w photographs, drawings. Contents: The First Upper Canada Militia; The Upper Canada Militia of 1812; The Militia of the Rebellion of 1837; The Volunteer Rifle Companies of "Fifty-Six"; Organized as a Battalion; The Fenian Excitement; The Baptism of Blood at Ridgeway; A Period of Peace and Progress; The North-West Rebellion - With Otter to Battleford; Fighting Poundmaker at Cut Knife Hill; Fifteen Years of Regimental Work and Development; Queen's Own Men in Khaki; Under the Admiring Gaze of Royalty; An Honourable Record on the Rifle Range; Record of Officers' Services. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown; waviness to fore-edge of text block; page leaf 133/134 has old tape in gutter, has fold marks across page and small area of surface paper loss on page 134 effecting three lines of text - missing piece is attached to tape; light water staining and waviness at top corner of advertising pages - heavier towards end of book; water marks and staining at top corner of most pages - heavier on approx. first 30 pages and progressively less towards end of text pages; light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; some light edge wear. Good reference copy only. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT PARKER AND COMTE DE MERODE-WESTERLOO: THE MARLBOROUGH WARS.  MILITARY MEMOIRS SERIES., Chandler, David, ed.  (Robert Parker / Comte de Merode-Westerloo).  Note on series by Peter Young.
20 Chandler, David, ed. (Robert Parker / Comte de Merode-Westerloo). Note on series by Peter Young. ROBERT PARKER AND COMTE DE MERODE-WESTERLOO: THE MARLBOROUGH WARS. MILITARY MEMOIRS SERIES.
Longmans, Green, London, 1968, first edition. 
276 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Maps/battle plans, 2 portraits. "The War of the Spanish Succession (1701-13) holds a special place in the annals of several European armies. The protracted struggle produced a number of great cap tains - John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, Prince Eugene of Savoy and the French Marshal Villars - and their respective martial achievements still exert a strong fascination. Two of their contemporaries who throw a considerable amoun t o f l i ght on the day-to-day conduct of Marlborough's most important campaigns, with their roll-call of famous successes - Blenheim, Raimillies, Oudenarde, Malplaquet, the lines of Ne Plus Ultra - are Capt. Robert Parker of the Royal Regiment o f F oo t o f Ir eland (whose 'Memoirs', though often briefly quoted, have not been republished since they first appeared some time after his death); and the Comte de Merode-Westerloo whose 'Memoires' are hardly known outside Belgium. In almost ever y re spe ct t he y p resent striking contrasts, in birth, rank and character, and their differences are reflected in their writing. Parker, an Irishman of obscure origins, reached the relatively humble rank of Captain of Grenadiers. His whole mil it ary lif e w as int imat ely bound up with his regimental family. His feelings for Marlborough at times amount to uncritical hero-worship. From first to last he reveals himself as a highly competent professional soldier of modest and unpretenti ous cha racte r. The Com te de Merode-Westerloo, a great magnate in Flanders with a redoubtable ancestry behind him, eventually became a Field-Marshal of the Holy Roman Empire - not that he had begun the war in the Emperor's service, but in that of h is en emies. B rave to t he poi nt of folly, irascible, touchy, overbearingly arrogant, he was continually in trouble. He bore lasting grudges against the men who, he thought, had conspired to ruin his career - Marlborough and Prince Eugene . As a com mander it i s dou btful whether he possessed sufficient cool judgment to merit his appointment to posts of the highest responsiblity. Expertly edited and annotated, the relevant passages from these two memoirs provide a narrative of t his gr eat war of ext raord inary immedi acy and fascination. It will also be invaluable to students of the period." Small soiling mark on bottom of text block, light wrinkling and tiny tear at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate wear and archiva lly tape d tear a t bott om of spine, light ed ge wear/wrinkling at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, slight browning, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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