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MADAME TUSSAUD:  A LIFE IN WAX., Berridge, Kate.
1 Berridge, Kate. MADAME TUSSAUD: A LIFE IN WAX.
Toronto HarperCollins 2006 0002008122 / 9780002008129 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
352 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "When she died in London at the age of ninety, a survivor of one of the most tumultuous epochs in history, Madame Tussaud had travelled far from her inauspicious beginnings in Strasbourg as the daughter of a common soldier and a housekeeper. Moving to Paris as a child, Marie climbed through the ranks of French society as the protegee of charmismatic showman artist Philippe Curtius, and witnessed the French Revolution in all its grisly detail. She survived the Terror and moved to London, where she struggled to find a foothold amidst the desperate competition of showmen from all over Europe. Her touring years were studded with drama and danger, and twice she nearly lost her life and livelihood - first in a shipwreck and then at the hands of a rampaging mob in the Reform riots of 1831. The core of her exhibition was Revolutionary relics given extra potency by her victim survivor status and the famous claims that she was forced to cast the death masks of Marie Antoinette and other members of the royal family, whom she had known personally when employed to teach modelling at Versailles. But did her desire to make a compelling and commercial spectacle of the events unfolding around her extend to moulding her own dramatic story? The story of a business empire sculpted out of the ashes of one of history's most turbulent periods reveal a woman who - in exploiting the human fascination with the rich, the famous and the infamous - was far ahead of her time." Very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY UNDER CONSTRUCTION., Chevrier, Lionel, foreword.
2 Chevrier, Lionel, foreword. THE ST. LAWRENCE SEAWAY UNDER CONSTRUCTION.
Ottawa St. Lawrence Seaway Authority 1957 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Very Good Good+ Tom Hey. 
Unpaginated (approx. 32 pages including one fold-out), 12" H. Spiderweb patterned clear dust jacket. B&w and colour illustrations (photographs, maps, drawings). Contents: Foreword; Present Conditions of Navigation on the St. Lawrence; From the Atlantic to Montreal; Montreal to Lake Ontario; Lake Ontario to the Head of the Lakes; The St. Lawrence Seaway Authority; Work in Progress (Lachine Section / Spanning Bridges / Soulanges Section / Lake St. Francis Section / International Rapids Section / Welland Ship Canal / Thousand Islands Section); Hydraulic Models; Men and Machines. Postage for this light item will be reduced to most destinations. Interior - some areas of very light browning on pages - opposite colored areas on opposite pages, soft bump at bottom corner of pages. Exterior - minor faint foxing and soft corner bump on rear cover, minor edge wear, light crease at bottom corner of front cover. Dust jacket has a few edge tears - some with tiny pieces missing, light edge wrinkling, a few tiny brown stains, light browning at edges. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE RED HOUSE BY THE ROCKIES:  A TALE OF RIEL'S REBELLION., Mercier, Anne and Watt, Violet.
3 Mercier, Anne and Watt, Violet. THE RED HOUSE BY THE ROCKIES: A TALE OF RIEL'S REBELLION.
Musson, Toronto, n.d., (preface dated 1896, gift inscription dated 1916). 
126 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover (medium brown cloth with gold lettering on spine, red and dark brown lettering on front board, red and dark brown decoration on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. B&w frontispiece, chapter decorations. "The object of this little story is to tell the tale of the revolt of the Indians and half-breeds in 1885, under Louis Riel, with the aim of getting what the half-breeds held to be their rights in the distribution of Reserve lands by Gov e r n m e n t . The events are drawn from contemporary papers; and the facts of the struggle, so far as given here, are strictly true (though all the skirmishes are not mentioned), - with this exception, that the name of the worthy agent, Maclean, at F or t Pi tt , is changed, and his family - a numerous one - are not all spoken of. But the valour and pious courage shown by him, his wife, and daughters, are matters of history. The son of Charles Dickens was, as here stated, the Inspector of Pol ice a t F ort P itt at the time. The letters and diaries here given are all genuine....The story of the Red House and its inmates is fictitious, though founded on fact." A few small light foxing marks on a few pages, school award inscrip tio n on fre e f ront end pap er, s mall piece missing fron top edge of rear pastedown, light browning and very small foxing marks on edges of textblock, light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small scuff on front boar d, s catte red v ery faint mark s on boa rd s . Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
SIR WILFRID LAURIER AND THE LIBERAL PARTY:  A POLITICAL HISTORY.  2 VOLUME SET., Willison, J.S.
4 Willison, J.S. SIR WILFRID LAURIER AND THE LIBERAL PARTY: A POLITICAL HISTORY. 2 VOLUME SET.
Toronto George N. Morang 1903 Edition de Luxe. Hard Cover Good Inscribed By Author
472 pp, 452 pp - 2 volume set - 9 7/8" H. beige cloth with paper title labels on spine (each volume has an additional copy of the label laid in at rear), top edges gilt. Tissue covered portrait frontispiece. Stated as the "Edition de Luxe / This edition of Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Liberal Party is limited to One Hundred Signed and Numbered sets, of which this is Number ___". The limitation page is not signed or numbered, but the front free endpaper is inscribed: "To Mr. Walter B. Blaikie, / with the Compliments of / J.S. Willison. / Toronto Aug 29, 1903." Contents: The Liberal Party; The Student and the Institute; The Church and the Printer; Quebec at the Union; In Law and in Journalism; In Two Parliaments; The Red River Troubles; The Amnesty; In the Mackenzie Administration; The Church and the State; The Priest in Politics; Political Liberalism; In Opposition; The Pacific Railway; The Battle for Provincial Rights; The North-West Rebellion; A Contrast in Leadership; Leader of the Liberal Party; Commercial Relations; Trade and the Fisheries; Commercial Union; The Reciprocity Campaign; Liberal Ministers at Washington; The School Question; The School Settlement; The Preferential Tariff; Imperialism and Racialism; The Man and His Methods; Appendix; Index. Some minor tiny foxing marks on endpapers and preliminary pages of both volumes, faint erased penciled number on front pastedown of volume I, small light stain at fore-edge of page leaf 139/140 of volume II, browning to fore-edge and bottom of text blocks, browning to spine and spine labels, scattered tiny foxing marks and moderate soiling on boards, light edge wear and rubbing to boards/spines, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines, small bump at top of rear hinge and at front board fore-edge of volume II, paper on rear inside hinge of volume II has had some repairs - hinge holding firmly. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 


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